This afternoon, Saturday 8 July 2018, leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship christened the 453-gt Fire-Fighting tug Multratug 31 at Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The 83-ton bollard-pull vessel was delivered in 2017 and is one of the strongest in Multraship’s still expanding fleet.
The tug was named by Lisette de Bruijn (1953). She has been working at Multraship’s accounting department since 1986.
On 22 June, the Fire-Fighting tug Multratug 7 was christened at Terneuzen, together with two Damen Stan Launch 804s, VB2 and Montis 5. The new launches will be operated by Multraship subsidiaries Montis Mooring Boatservice BV and Verenigde Bootlieden BV.
The ‘MULTRATUG 31‘ was built by Damen shipyard, measuring 32.7 metres in length and just under 13 metres wide. The maximum speed is 13.4 knots. There are two single and four double cabins on board. The ‘MULTRATUG 31‘ is of type ASD 3212, which stands for Azimuth Stern Drive and means that there are two 360 degree rotatable screws underneath the stern.
Multraship is a leading Dutch towage and salvage company. It is a division of the Muller Maritime Group, which has been engaged in the shipping industry for more than 230 years. The company’s core activities include harbour towage, salvage & wreck removal, ocean towage and support to offshore energy & dredging industries. Multraship operates and manages a large fleet of tugs, salvage vessels, floating sheerlegs and other craft equipped with modern towage, salvage and fire-fighting equipment and manned by experienced and highly-trained masters and crew.