Towage News – Polish tug STRAZAK-28 delivered – 18.11.2022

On Friday 18th November,2022 the Polish built and owned tug STRAZAK-28 was commissioned for the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA.

She was built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk with 29.2m as length overall (loa); beam of 10.47m and draught of 3.45 m. Her maximum speed is 12 knots. The purchase of the vessel by ZMPSiŚ SA is co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. The value of the project is approximately PLN 40.6 million. EU co-financing of approximately PLN 34.5 million.

She left the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard in Gdańsk on Sunday 13th November and arrived in Świnoujście harbour the following evening. There, the process of handing over the vessel began, with the acceptance of all the ship’s rooms, equipment and functions. On Friday 18th November, the handover protocol was signed, which means that the ship already formally belongs to the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA. A symbolic christening and flag raising is scheduled for 6th December.

The STRAZAK-28 will be the third in the ZMPSiŚ S.A. fleet. Currently she is berthed in Szczecin.

Back to December 2015 STRAZAK-26 was seen at Valletta, Malta during her delivery voyage built in Turkey by Boğaziçi Denizcilik A.Ş. Shipyard and to replace fireboat STRAZAK-25. Timeline image shows her berthed at Pinto 1 Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port on Monday 21st December, 2015.

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Published – Tuesday 29th November, 2022