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New Tug Arrives for Port Kembla

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30 October 2006 -

Adsteam Marloo, a new technologically advanced tug boat arrives in Port Kembla at approximately 9am this morning.

The 61 tonne bollard pull, 5,000hp tug is a Z Tech design and has full fire fighting capability. She will be the most powerful tug in the port, and will commence work during November.

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.

Adsteam looks forward to its continued close relationship with the Port Kembla Port Corporation in the provision of towage and mooring services.

Dom Figliomeni, CEO of Port Kembla Port Corporation said the new tug was a timely arrival at an important stage of the port’s development.

The Corporation welcomes Adsteam Marloo to the port of Port Kembla?, he said.

As the port grows over the coming years, efficiency and productivity will be crucial to our operations. Adsteam Marloo delivers in both of these areas.

Port Kembla Port Corporation looks forward to working with Adsteam in continuing to deliver superior services to our shipping customers.

Mr Sulicich continued, 'We believe this tug will suit Port Kembla's requirements perfectly and we are excited about the prospect of having her arrive and work in the port.'

'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.'

Adsteam Marloo was designed by Robert Allen, one of the foremost tug designers in the world, in conjunction with PSA Marine in Singapore. The Z Tech design incorporates the best of the tractor and reverse tractor technologies.

The new tug was built by Cheoy Lee at their Hin Lee Shipyard in Zhuhai, China.

Adsteam Marloo 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

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