Official Handover Of Two New Tugboats

October 26, 2020 | 4 Comments

Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott visited Dockyard for the “official handover” of Bermuda’s two newest tugboats.

A Government spokesperson said, “On Friday, 16th October 2020, the Minister of Transport the Hon. Lawrence Scott JP, MP visited Dockyard for the official handover of Bermuda’s two newest tugboats, Powerful and Faithful.

Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott; Marine and Ports Services Tugboat Captains Dale Brangman, Melvin Martin and Donald McMahon; Damen engineer Romans Maksjutovs.

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“The two new fuel-efficient Damen ASD 2811 Azimuth Stern Drive tugs arrived Saturday, 26th September onboard the special heavy lift ship M/V Anne-Sofie and replace the Department of Marine and Ports’ old tugs Powerful and Faithful, which are 31 and 32 years old respectively.”

“The Transport Minister was joined on his familiarisation tour by Marine and Ports Services’ personnel, including the Director of Marine and Ports Services Rudolph Cann; Department of Marine & Ports Services Fleet Manager Jean Lemaire as well as Mr. Romans Maksjutovs – an engineer from the tugs’ manufacturer, Damen.”

“The new tugboats Powerful and Faithful are impressive vessels and a welcome addition to the Marine and Ports Services’ fleet,” said Minister Scott. “I must also acknowledge former Minister Zane DeSilva, who was instrumental in negotiating the deal that allowed for their purchase.”

New tugboats Powerful and Faithful

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Minister Scott receiving the keys from Damen engineer Romans Maksjutovs

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Minister Scott and Damen engineer Romans Maksjutovs exchanging small tokens of appreciation.

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  1. JohnBoy says:

    What now happens to the old boats?

  2. puzzled says:

    Someone buy that pilot a uninform.
    30-6.

  3. saud says:

    “Someone buy that pilot a uninform.”

    The guy in the cheap suit, and yourself, are uninformed. yes.

    The Engineer…doesn’t need a uniform…because he’s not uninformed, like you ..and the guy in the cheap suit.

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