Thursday, April 9, 2015

Svitzer Cartier registered in Canada

The latest addition to Svitzer Canada's fleet , Svitzer Cartier was officially registered in Canada today. The port of registry is Halifax, where Svitzer's head office is located. A press release from Svitzer indicates that the tug will be at work in Port Cartier in mid-April.

Meanwhile the tug is fitting out at the Svitzer dock in Halifax, with paint touchups underway.

And the addition of tractor tires to the business end (the stern) of the tug.

Yet to come - the removal of the protective housing over the winch.

The housing proved useful in the ship's trip up from Panama, but since it blocks the view of the winch and towing staple, it won't be of much use when the tug goes to work. It appears to be bolted down to a frame on deck and is fitted with lifting hooks.

As an addendum to my first post on the tug, I now understand that it was "heavy-lifted" by ship from Shanghai to Balboa (ship not yet identified) where it was handed over to the specialty ship-delivery company TOS (Transport and Offshore Services)


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