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Malta adds new tug to boost towage capabilities

Tue 13 Feb 2018 by Martyn Wingrove

Malta adds new tug to boost towage capabilities
St Angelo was built by Damen Galati with two Caterpillar engines

Tug Malta has added another tugboat to its fleet to increase its escort and harbour towage capabilities. It has begun operating St Angelo following its christening at the island capital of Valletta on 9 February.

St Angelo was built by Damen Galati with two Caterpillar engines with a total output of 5,050 kW. It is a Damen ASD 2913 design, 28.1 m tug with a 4.14 m draught and top speed of 13 knots.

This 431 gt tug was classed by Bureau Veritas for escort and supply duties with firefighting equipment to FiFi 1 standards. It can also recover oil with a flash point of more than 60C.

St Angelo joins the fleet that includes tugs Sea Salvor and Spinola, which saluted its arrival by spraying water from their firefighting monitors.

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