Towage – Soviet 93m salvage tug YAGUAR

YAGUAR was built by Admiralteiskiy Zavod at Leningrad in USSR in 1976 as Yard No.701 (Design 1453), a 9,000 HP Salvage Tug.

She was 92.79m long; 15.40m wide and draught of 7.70m

Her machinery was  twin screws, 2 x 2-stroke 16cyl. diesel USSR 8970pk-6600kW-12500ipk total, giving her speed of 18.254 knots and Bollard Pull of 95 tons

She was once chartered by Wijsmuller Salvage BV. ,Netherlands from 1993 to 1997 after she was sold and renamed HUA YI for Hualong Shipping Ltd, Panama and in 2008 she was renamed LUCKY EVA of which she was spotted anchored at Singapore Roads and was broken up in July 2010. Her IMO was 7642780.

Image above is while she is entering Valletta, Malta back in the 80’s.

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