Poland’s Remontowa Shipbuilding handed over a new tug to the Polish Navy on Wednesday, February 24.
Leszko is the fifth in a series of six ice-class tugs built by Remontowa for the navy under a contract awarded in June 2017.
The tug will be based out of the naval base in Gdynia. Harbour acceptance tests (HAT) are scheduled for early March while sea acceptance tests will be carried out in April.
Like its sisters, Leszko has a displacement of 490 tonnes, a bollard pull of 35 tonnes, and a cargo carrying capacity of four tonnes. Duties will include towing, search and rescue (SAR), limited cargo and personnel transport, and pollution response.
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