On Saturday 1st September, 2018 the 1992 built ITA flag and owned tugboat PAUL was seen towing the 2010 built NLD flag and owned general cargo ship LINGEDIJK to a position of 2 miles off Valletta so that the tow will be passed to Tug Malta tugs LIENI and PAWLINA with the vessel taking a harbour pilot.
The tugboat was built at Cooperativa Ing. G. Tommasi Cantiere Navale Società Coop.R.L. , Ancona in Italy as Yard Number 60 and delivered to Societa Rimorchiatori Lazial SpA at Civitavecchia, Italy as PAUL. During 2005 she was sold to Cafiservice SpA at Napoli, Italy and in 2007 she was sold to Soc Maritima Trapanese Srl (SOMAT) at Trapani, Sicily, Italy.
She’s single screw with a bollard pull of 47 tons.
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