Svitzer Monarch and Svitzer Ganges have commenced work with the company’s Sheerness based fleet, the latter’s name implying she may be regularly called on for ship-handling on the Orwell at Felixstowe and Harwich.
The two new tugs arrived at Sheerness from Panama and had been Hong Kong built as Svitzer Helena and Svitzer Celia for a project in South America but when it was delayed they were diverted to the UK and renamed as part of the Medway fleet. (both 492,’16 Hin Lee - Zhuhai/ Cheoy Lee - Hong Kong 5220bhp Cats).
Svitzer Avon has also begun work at the Port of Bristol. Last of a class of six for Svitzer designed by Robert Allan of Vancouver delivered by the prolific Turkish builders Sanmar. (Sanmar- Turkey 461,’17 MTU 5364bhp)