Rimorchiatori Mediterranei’s Colombia subsidiary acquires two ex-Uzmar tugs

Photo: Rimorchiatori Riuniti

Italian towage company the Rimorchiatori Mediterranei Group, through Colombia-based subsidiary Augustea Gran Colombia, recently acquired two 32-metre, 81-tonne bollard pull tugs formerly operated by Turkey’s Uzmar Shipyard.

The Robert Allan Ltd-designed tugs were originally built in 2019 by Uzmar for its own towage fleet operating out of Izmir.

The vessels will be renamed RR Macondo and RR Santa Marta prior to commencing operations in Colombia. Their duties will include ship handling, coastal towing, general purpose towing, and escort.

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