Moving heavy tugs
This January, we shipped a couple of heavy tug boats, about 330ts and 23m long each, from China to Venezuela.
We thank our client for being so kind as to share this movie with us, featuring Thorco Isadora loading in Nansha.
The tugs were build at a shipyard in South China, close to Guangzhou, and loaded onto Thorco Isadora in Nansha.
The client was a Venezuelan company specializing within this field. The tugs will be used for both for offshore purposes i.e. for oil and gas client exploration, barging rigs, cranes etc. as well as for port mooring operations along the nearby Venezuelan coast line.
All in all, it was a smooth operation, well planned and executed. “We did a good job all the way around in the organization and we had great support from our technical department from day one,” says Peter Bytoft, Managing Director at Thorco China at the time.
The tugs were successfully discharged in the beginning of March in La Guaira, Venezuela, and we are currently working on their next shipment of tugs.