The world’s leading harbour and terminal towage provider Svitzer has added two Sanmar built tractors to its fleet.
Delicay II, now renamed Svitzer Vale, is to be introduced to the Port of London. Delicay III, to be called Svitzer Meridian will follow later in the summer to relieve Svitzer Vale which will then join the fleet in the company’s Scandinavian and German cluster and will be based in Bremerhaven. The two vessels are virtually identical except that the second boat has been equipped to full FiFi1 notation whereas the first to arrive in London is FiFi½.
The tractor tug was originally developed mainly for ship-handling due to its exceptional manoeuvrability and safety in operation and is preferred by many experienced operators. The main difference between the tractor and ASD type of tug is the location of the propulsors. Aboard the Delicay Series, they are forward mounted Z-Drives. Aft is a fixed skeg.