Nibulon launches second Project POSS-115 tug

Ukrainian shipbuilder Nibulon launched Nibulon-9, the second Project POSS-115 tug, on Thursday, November 15.

This comes almost a month after the launching of Nibulon-8, the first tug in the series, on October 16.

The 1,320kW Project POSS-115 tugs have a length of 37.2 metres, a draught of 2.54 metres, and a speed of 11 knots. Their main purpose is to escort convoys of non-self-propelled vessels along the Dnipro River and the Buh-Dnipro-Lyman Canal.

Two more Project POSS-115 tugs are scheduled to be launched during the 2018-2019 timeframe.

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