CDL tug boat for Saudi Arabia
COLOMBO: Colombo Dockyards Limited (CDL) last week Delivered
the first ever Tug Boat built for overseas markets to Saudi Arabia for
one of the most prestigious vessel owners and operators A.A. Turki
The tug is fitted with most modern equipment in the world. The
Propulsion system of the Tug consisting of Azimuth Thrusters, which can
rotate 360 degrees with Controllable Pitch Propellers and Auto pilot
system has been manufactured by Rolls Royce. The Main Engines from
Wartsila, Italy are fully electronically controlled.
The Tugs can perform berthing operations and also salvage, towing,
pulling, pushing and fire fighting. The Tug is designed to be highly
effective in restricted waters and in all possible working conditions.
CDL was successful in securing the Contract after a team of technical
staff visited the yard for yard audits.
They were fully satisfied with CDL's facility and quality of
workmanship after inspecting several Tug Boats built by CDL for the
These Tug Boats will assist vessels calling at the Port of Dammam in