Boluda Corporación Marítima, through Boluda Towage, its business division dedicated to providing international maritime towing and salvage services, has added the VB TRAGEN to its fleet.

This new vessel will support Boluda Towage’s services in its LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) operations in Germany, joining the powerful fleet of tugboats that the company has on the German coast.

VBT RAGEN belongs to the RAmparts 2400-SX category and is specially built to offer maximum efficiency in all types of maritime operations.

Measuring24.4m LOAexcludingfenders,withamouldedbreadth of 11.25m,mouldeddepthof4.38m and maximum operating draft of approximately 5.25m,the twin Z-drive  VB TRAGEN can achieve an impressive bollard pull of at least 80 tonnes and a free running speed of 12.5knots.

With accommodation for a crew of up to six, the tug’s tank capacities include 74,200 ltrs of fuel oil and 10,800 ltrs of fresh water. Its main fire fighting pump is driven by a clutched flexible coupling in front of the port side main engine and provides approximately 2700m3/hour to tackle blazes.The tug has Fi-Fi 1 notation

Boluda has once again placed its trust in the Sanmar shipyard in Turkey for the manufacture of this new vessel.