PIRIOU has just recorded a new order for the OST 30 of its tug range dedicated to towage.
As the operator of Pointe-à-Pitre harbour in Guadeloupe -French Caribbean Island-, CARAIBES REMORQUAGE confirmed the construction of their 30.30 m tug with 60 tonnes bollard pull and two azimuth stern propellers. It will be built in Vietnam and its delivery is scheduled in the 3rd quarter of 2022. This new tug will strengthen the fleet operated in Guadeloupe in joining POINTE TALI, the 55 tonnes bollard pull OST 30 PIRIOU delivered in 2018.
Vincent Faujour, President of the PIRIOU group said: “After the delivery of the‘ Pointe Tali ’at the end of 2018, we are happy to continue our relationship with one of the main operators in the Antilles. With nearly 20 years of experience in the towing sector, proven designs and a strong ability to adapt our vessels to meet the specific demands of our customers, we continue to strengthen our position as a significant player in this segment ” .
Felix RAMAYE, manager of CARAIBES REMORQUAGE adds: “We are very satisfied with the Pointe-Tali tug that we have been operating for two years. It was therefore very natural that we turned again to Piriou for this new tug, more powerful and more equipped to meet the demand of ship owners, shipping agents and the Grand Port Maritime de Guadeloupe. It will complete our fleet to assist, in particular, the ever-larger container ships calling at the ports of Guadeloupe: Basse-Terre, Marie-Galante, and Pointe-à-Pitre ”. We also provide assistance and rescues on the high seas.
The name of the vessel will be POINTE VIGIE 2. It is a tribute to the first tug in our fleet that got the company started and which, to this day, continues to provide service.