Berthing and unberthing of vessels in Port Victoria have been upgraded with the acquisition by the Seychelles Port Authority (SPA) of a more powerful tugboat.
The vessel, named St Anne, was commissioned in a ceremony held at the New Port on Saturday 7 November in the presence of the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, Vice-President Ahmed Afif, Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, Mayor of Victoria, David Andre, SPA board chairman Paul Hodoul, chief executive of SPA, Ronny Brutus and others.
Ste Anne, was purchased by SPA at a cost of R117,750,000 (€5.125 million) and constructed by SANMAR of Turkey. The 28.57 metre vessel is a new 60 Bollard Pull Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tug equipped with the latest seaworthy maritime technology.
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