Poland’s Remontowa Shipbuilding has completed a series of new naval tugs with the delivery of the sixth vessel in the programme
The Polish Navy accepted H-13 Przemko on 24 May after it completed sea trials. It will become part of the 12th minesweeper squadron and will serve in the 8th Coastal Defence Flotilla in Świnoujście alongside sister tugboats H-11 Bolko and H-12 Semko.
Three other tugboats, H-1 Gniewko, H-2 Mieszko and H-3 Leszko, have been assigned to service in the squadron of support ships belonging to the 3rd Flotilla of Ships in Gdynia.
These tugs were built as part of the B860 project to perform logistical support tasks, carry out activities related to technical evacuation, support rescue operations, transport people and supplies, and clean up pollution and hazardous materials.
Their ice class enables the tugs to operate in heavy ice conditions, assisted by icebreakers.
B860 tugboats can transport general cargo weighing up to 4.0 tonnes on their open decks. For towing operations these vessels are equipped with winches with a towing capacity of up to 35 tonnes.
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