November, 16th KOTUG´s new build RotorTug RT Ambition arrived in Bremerhaven. The tug left ASL Singapore Shipyard on September 22th 2012 and sailed under own power.
RT Ambition has a length of 32 m, a width of 12 m, 6.456 BHP and a bollard pull of 84 tons. Due to her three propulsion units, which independently can be turned 360° degrees, the Rotortug has an unique maneuverability.
RT Ambition is the 11th RotorTug of a series of 14 sister vessels. They are built at Niigata Shipyards Japan and ASL Shipyard Singapore respectively and are a part of KOTUG´s comprehensive fleet expanding and renewal program.
KOTUG is a fast growing towage company and expands its innovative services to ports and terminals in Europe, West-Africa and Australia. recently KOTUG started towage activities in the new German deep sea port Wilhelmshaven, next to Hamburg and Bremerhaven the third German Port where KOTUG is active. Due to this growth and the increased size of their client’s vessels, KOTUG needed this additional Rotortug. Just last week KOTUG implemented two new building tugboats (ZP Boxer and ZP Bulldog) into their fleet in the Port of Hamburg.
KOTUG´s president Ard-Jan Kooren emphasized that despite the downturn shipping industry, also affecting the towage business, KOTUG continues to invest into a modern and strong tug-fleet to keep the high quality of their services.
The Rotortug will be equipped and prepared to commence her towage activities in the port of Bremerhaven around 30th November.