On September 9, Okskaya Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) launched the Penai, tugboat of Project TG-17 being built to the order of Rosmorrechflot’s Marine Rescue Service, the shipyard says in a press release.
The vessel is intended for towing of vessels and floating facilities in marine conditions; participation in oil spill response operations as an auxiliary transport for delivery of dedicated equipment and for installation of booms; assistance in firefighting operations at floating and coastal facilities for transportation of general cargo on the deck with loading/unloading of cargo by port facilities or onboard crane.
The contract for construction of the firefighting tugboat TG-17 designed by Marine Engineering Bureau LLC was signed on April 8, 2015.
Okskaya Shipyard is a modern shipbuilding enterprise (member of VBTH, a division of UCL Holding). Okskaya Shipyard specializes in the construction of oil tankers and medium-tonnage mixed ‘river-sea’ class dry cargo vessels, containerships, special vessels and barges.
UCL Holding is an international transport group, consolidating a number of Russian shipping, shipbuilding, rail, stevedoring and logistics companies. UCL Holding also includes North-West Shipping and Volga Shipping companies, VF Tanker, a portfolio of shipbuilding and cruising assets. (Portnews/Business World Magazine)