During a brief yet symbolic vessel transfer ceremony held on 10th September 2014 at Timber Wharf, Marsa (Malta), Damen Shipyards delivered their latest ASD2411 newly built tugboat to Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group.
MT MALTA sailed all the way from Damen’s shipyard in Da Nang Vietnam where it was built. The vessel was blessed by Fr. Joe Borg in the presence of Mr Gregorio Gavarone, Managing Director of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group, the Hon. Joe Mizzi, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Capt. Andrea Trevisan, Manager at Damen, Mr John E. Sullivan, Chairman, Tug Malta Ltd and other dignitaries.
The new 71 tonnes bollard pull tug has been registered under the Maltese Flag and will be located in Malta under a temporary bareboat charter agreement with Tug Malta.