New tugs to service Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced on April 28 that five new tugs had been added the its fleet.

All five 3,580kW vessels were built at Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong. ACP Executive Vice President of Operations Manuel Benítez said that an additional 13 tugs, also purchased from Cheoy Lee Shipyards, are scheduled to begin arriving in September 2010. These new units will come with an award-winning design, superior components, stronger engines, better clutches and advanced propulsion systems.

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