Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott visited Dockyard for the “official handover” of Bermuda’s two newest tugs this month.
The new Powerful and Faithful are fuel-efficient Damen ASD 2811 Azimuth Stern Drive tugs to replace the old tugs, which were 31 and 32-years-old respectively.
They arrived in Bermuda onboard the special heavy lift ship M/V Anne-Sofie on September 26.
The Minister was joined “on his familiarisation tour by Marine and Ports Services’ personnel, including the Director of Marine and Ports Services Rudolph Cann; Department of Marine & Ports Services Fleet Manager Jean Lemaire as well as Mr Romans Maksjutovs – an engineer from the tugs’ manufacturer, Damen.
Mr Scott said the two new tugs “are impressive vessels and a welcome addition to the Marine and Ports Services’ fleet”.
He also acknowledged former Minister Zane DeSilva, “who was instrumental in negotiating the deal that allowed for their purchase”.
- Top Feature Photo: Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott; Marine and Ports Services Tugboat Captains Dale Brangman, Melvin Martin and Donald McMahon; Damen engineer Romans Maksjutovs