Svitzer acquires tug for expanded UK operations

Photo: Svitzer

Svitzer has completed the purchase of the Immingham-based tug Innovation following the end of a chartering agreement for the vessel from Damen Marine Services.

After the acquisition, the three-year-old vessel was renamed Svitzer Eleanor and its ownership officially passed to Svitzer.

The tug was built to be suitable for servicing customers on the large tidal estuary waters of the Humber. The propulsion system includes two MTU 16V 4000 M63L main engines that can deliver speeds of up to 13 knots and a bollard pull of 75 tonnes.

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