A French port is about to take delivery of a small harbour tug for manoeuvring vessels in shallow waters
Société Coopérative des Lamaneurs of Brest and Roscoff ports will introduce tug Le Moros after it was shipped from southeast Asia. Piriou group built this 16.5-m tug at its shipyard in Vietnam to a Piriou design.
Le Moros was shipped and unloaded in Brest harbour at the beginning of September. It will have a home port in Concarneau, in Brittany where it will be dedicated to harbour towing operations from the aft or alongside, pushing operations and deepsea towing from the stern.
Le Moros has a breadth of 6.6 m and a maximum draught of 2.5 m. It has a bollard pull of 15 tonnes with propulsion from two diesel main engines, each delivering 440 kW of power, and one bow thruster.
Propulsion will be compliant with IMO Tier III emissions regulations. It can store 15 m3 of fuel oil and 1.5 m3 of fresh water and has accommodation for four crew.
Société Coopérative des Lamaneurs has managed mooring operations for 50 years in Brest harbour and for 10 years in Roscoff harbour.