TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP - News & Announcements

TSAVLIRIS Acquires another Salvage Tug - 2008 Jul 12

The TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP has added a further ocean salvage tug to its ever-growing fleet. The new acquisition, named "TSAVLIRIS UNITY", was built by Wartsila-Helsinki as DEIMOS in 1983. The 12,000 ihp salvage tug, recently taken over at Dubai, is to undergo upgrading for TSAVLIRIS, and will be fully operational in the Indian Ocean within July. TSAVLIRIS intends to expand its network and chain of salvage stations, preferring dedicated purpose built salvage tugs to other vessels. Ongoing negotiations are expected to culminate in further acquisitions this year.

The main characteristics of the "TSAVLIRIS UNITY" are as follows:

* Two main engines total 7,000 bhp

* Bollard Pull 85 tonnes (certified)

* GT 3112 / LOA 71.6 m / Beam 18 m

* Twin screw / Bow Thruster FP Tunnel 500 hp

* Classification RINA ice class IA Super

* Speed / max 14 knots; cruising 10 knots

* Range 20,000 miles at 10 knots

* One double drum tow winch

* Tow wires 2x1000 x 52 mm

* Four generators / producing 2,300 KVA

* Firefighting / 2 fire pumps / 4 monitors

* Anti pollution equipment

* Telescopic cranes: 2x5 tons SWL / 2x3 tons SWL