10 June 2024






1 min

Last 19th March, we issued an article regarding the sale of the former Maltese tug SPINOLA (  by the powerful Valencian Shipping Group Boluda Towage , a world leader in the towage sector.

And during May, 2024 she was renamed as VB BUCEFALO to join their fleet based at Algeciras operating with other Boluda tugs.

She was built in Spain by Astilleros Armon S.A.  with yard number C-677 and on 3rd July, 2009 she arrived at Malta.Her dimensions are – a length overall (loa) of 36.65 m, beam of 13.60 m and maximum draft of 6.60 m.  She’s equipped with firefighting and oil recovery equipment. Propulsive power is provided by two MAK8M25 engines, each developing 2,640 kW at 750 rpm. She has 2 x  Voith Schneider propellers of type 32 R5/265-2.

Her last departure here at Malta was earlier this year

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