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First steel cut for P&O Reyser Tier III-compliant tug

UAE shipbuilder Drydocks World Dubai has held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new asymmetric tractor tug for Spanish operator P&O Reyser.

The 27-metre tug, which will be operated by P&O Reyser in the Port of Barcelona, will be the first tug in the Mediterranean to comply with the IMO Tier III, MARPOL Annex VI when it enters service in mid-2020.

In addition to ensuring reduced carbon and noise emissions, the tug's two MAN 12V175D 2,220kW engines will deliver a bollard pull of 75 tonnes.

The LR-classed vessel will be designed by Cintranaval.

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