Announcement of the Acquisition of a 2nd newbuilding Tug 75TBP

Announcement of the Acquisition of a 2nd newbuilding Tug 75TBP

PIRAEUS, Greece April 11, 2024
Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Co., a Greek Towage and Salvage operator in Greece/East Med/Black Sea/Red Sea, together with its partners in SVS, announced the purchase of a second newbuilding tug which is expected to be delivered in Turkey within March 2025, under Greek flag.

MED-A2575 was built by Med Marine in Eregli Shipyard in Turkey, one of the most reputable shipyards in Europe. It belongs to RAmparts 2500-W design series by Robert Allan Ltd. and it is one of the most versatile ASD tug design for ship-handling, coastal towing, general purpose or escort duties. It can deliver more than 80 tons of bollard pull. Its high power and maneuverability making it capable to provide both high quality harbor and deep-sea towage services. The tug is fitted with two Caterpillar/3516E main engines, each developing 2,100 kW at 1,600 rpm and with two Kongsberg/US 255S FP thrusters. It is also equipped with FiFi 1 class fire-fighting system, capable also to provide oil recovery and escort services.

Mr. D. Vernicos, Director of Vernicos Scafi, commented: Following the acquisition of the first newbuilding tug with our Greek partners in SVS Maritime Company, we continue our expansion with the acquisition of a second newbuilding tug, strengthening further the relationship of trust with Med Marine Shipyard, by reaching the three orders in less than a year. Vernicos Scafi follows its investment plan that will further strengthen its position and will certainly add value to the fleet of our joint venture in Med Tugs.

About the Company

Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Co. operates mainly in Piraeus and Thessaloniki area, but is also active in other ports as well (East Med/Black Sea/Red Sea, Patras, Lavrion, Mykonos and Katakolon), with a combined fleet of 49 modern tugs