10 November 2006 -
Adsteam Marine is increasing its towage capacity in Port Kembla with the launch of a new technologically advanced tug boat.
Member for Wollongong, Noreen Hay, MP will name Adsteam Marloo in a ceremony at 12.30pm today.
Adsteam Marloo is a 61 tonne bollard pull, 5,000hp tug the most powerful tug in the port. She is a Z Tech design with full fire fighting capability.
The arrival of the new tug is timely, given the development of the port.
Melos Sulicich, Executive General Manager, Australasia said, “Adsteam Marloo offers improved power, efficiency and performance in towage and joins the port at a time of growth and opportunity.
Port Kembla is about to undergo significant growth and change in the number and types of ships and trade coming through the port.
'This new tug will assist greatly in improving operational efficiency in the port and is another step in the continued growth and development of the port,' he said.
Adsteam Marloo will be officially named and blessed at a ceremony to be held at No 3 Jetty (the tug berth), Port Kembla today.
The blessing will be conducted by Lay Chaplain David Masters from the Mission to Seafarers, before Noreen Hay officially names the tug.
Adsteam Marloo was built by Cheoy Lee at their Hin Lee Shipyard in Zhuhai, China.
She is the fourth new tug to join Adsteam's Australian fleet this year. Adsteam Meringa came into Newcastle in February, and Adsteam Ginga and Adsteam Larrakia are now working in Darwin, assisting LNG tankers at ConocoPhillips LNG terminal.
The company will take delivery of two more tugs towards the end of the year.
Adsteam Marine Limited