One of the Spanish built tugs trading around and seen in Malta with different towages is the 1982 built 25.02 metres tug NERVIO.
Firstly seen in Malta engaged in towing BFT cages for the tuna industry she was built at Astilleros y Varaderos de Tarragona at Tarragona, Spain as yard no 226 completed in July 1982 with MAN-B&W 14V23LU diesel engine with 2,030 BHP and maximum speed of 10 knots.
Her dimensions are 25.02 metres long (loa) with 8.62 metres as beam and 3.40 metres draught homeported at Tarragona (ESP) with radio call sign as EAIC.
In the morning of Saturday 7th September, 2013 she was engaged in towing the 50 metres multi purpose barge STEMAT 63 owned by Stemat Marine Services and homeported at Rotterdam (NLD Flag).
STEMAT 63 was built at Limenda Shipyard at Kotlas, Russia in 1998 with 50.03 metres loa, 20.05 metres beam and 2.87 metres draught.
The towage was berthed at Coal Wharf.
And at that time Stemat Marine Services was working closely to Bezzina Maritime Services, Malta of which are part of BEZZINA GROUP – www.bezzinagroup.com who they appreciate our work and are part of our SPONSORS too.
On another note Stemat Marine Services which was founded in 1986 was acquired by Boskalis in 2016.