Minister Scott receiving the keys from Damen engineer Romans Maksjutovs

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