The Port of Mombasa today received a state-of-the-art brand-new tugboat, RAstar 4200 built in Turkey at a cost of 1.9 billion shillings.
The high-performance Azimuth Stern Driven (ASD) tug christened Mwokozi 2, joins KPA fleet of tugboats to primarily offer salvage and harbour operations as well as complement other marine crafts crucial for tuggage services at the port.
Equipped with excellent maneuverability and packing a hefty 120 tonnes of bollard pull, the vessel with a length overall of 42 metres and maximum draft of 7.2 metres will deliver enhanced towing and ship handling services for vessels stuck at sea/ or with mechanical problems.
Mwokozi 2, was given a water canon salute by a flotilla of tugs and pilot cutters depicting her maiden voyage to the port of Mombasa.
The vessel has been constructed and equipped according to Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) requirements.