Mexican shipyard makes progress on Pemex tugs

JUNE 11, 2015 — Mexican shipbuilder TNG (Talleres Navales del Golfo) is making good progress with four azimuthing tugboats under construction for Pemex at its Port of Veracruz.

The Tarahumara is already floating, Huasteco was recently docked and two more are being constructed in the shipyard.

The shipyard held a Floating Ceremony on February 27 for the most advanced of the four, Tarahumara, and recently, on May 29, TNG reached another milestone by docking the Huasteco.

The tugs will have dimensions of 31.5 m length, 11.2 m width and 4.2 m draft, a bollard pull of 50-60 tons and 12 knots speeds.

They are designed for a range of duties including towage in port, coastal areas and at sea, firefighting, spill response and rescue work.

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