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New tugboats commissioned: (L to R) Lawrence Scott; the transport minister Marine & Ports tugboat Captains Dale Brangman, Melvin Martin and Donald McMahon, with Romans Maksjutovs, an engineer from builders Damen.

A pair of new tug boats have been commissioned into service by Marine & Ports.

The two tugs, Powerful and Faithful, replace their ageing namesakes, which were more than 30 years old.

Lawrence Scott, the transport minister, said the new ships were “impressive vessels and a welcome addition to the Marine and Ports Services’ fleet”.

He added: “I must also acknowledge former Minister Zane DeSilva, who was instrumental in negotiating the deal that allowed for their purchase.”

Mr Scott was speaking as he toured the ships at their berth in Dockyard with Marine & Ports staff and a representative from shipbuilders Damen on October 16.

The two new fuel-efficient tugs arrived last month on the massive heavy lift transport ship MV Anne-Sofie.

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Published October 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm (Updated October 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm)

New tugboats join the Marine & Ports fleet

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