With the tugboat Bremen Fighter, Boluda Towage was awarded by German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) for the public contract of rescue services in the Baltic Sea. The contract came into effect on 5 March 2021.
The Bremen Fighter, the most powerful tug in the Boluda Towage fleet, with a 104 t bollard pull, is currently sailing to the port of Sassnitz on the island of Rügen, from where any emergency rescue operations can be launched after sea state monitoring.
From the second half of 2021, the Bremen Fighter will display the official coast guard colours, with a commitment to protecting maritime safety in the eastern Baltic Sea, under the command of German Federal Waterway Authorities.
Boluda Corporación Marítima CEO Vicente Boluda Fos has welcomed the fact that “the Boluda flag will be present in the Baltic Sea”.
This concession supports the internationalisation process of Boluda Towage’s towing service in northern Europe, in line with various strategic acquisitions closed by the company: in 2017 the German company Urag; in 2019, the Dutch company Kotug Smit Towage, enabling the company to operate in the main ports of Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium; and February last the Dutch company Iskes Towage & Salvage, opening access to new ports in Germany and the Netherlands and internationalisation of the towing service in Portugal.
source: Dry Bulk Magazine
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