Buckeye Bahamas and Kotug Seabulk Maritime announce christening of new tugboats

Buckeye Bahamas Hub Limited (BBH) is pleased to announce that the company has entered into a long-term agreement with KOTUG Seabulk Maritime LLC (KSM) to provide four new state of the art tugboats and a barge to support the company’s Freeport terminal operations. KOTUG Seabulk Maritime LLC, a joint venture between KOTUG International and Seabulk Towing, two highly respected companies that together bring over 170 years of valuable global experiences covering terminal operations, offshore and salvage support activities and harbor towing and assist capabilities.

This agreement puts the following equipment at BBH’s disposal, which will provide long-term employment for highly trained and highly compensated Bahamian seafarers:
• Two ART 80-32 Rotortugs, 80 MT, 2017 build
• Two RAmpart’s 3200 ASD’s, 67 MT, 2017 build
• One 35,000 bbl. bunker Barge

The executives of Buckeye Bahamas Hub Limited and KOTUG Seabulk Maritime LLC (“KSM”) are hosting an inauguration/christening ceremony for these vessels from 10:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m., on Monday, May 1, at Freeport Harbour - Berth 11, Queens Highway, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Invited to deliver remarks is the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Perry G. Christie, also present are expected to be Minister Dr. Michael Darville, MP and Minister Obediah Wilchcombe, M.P., Members of Parliament, Senators, Bahamian government department heads and officials, as well as our partners in the industrial park.

This long-term arrangement further demonstrates Buckeye’s continued commitment to its operations in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and The Bahamas. These new vessels will serve to greatly enhance the living and working conditions on-board for their Bahamian crew, and afford them the opportunity to be trained and work with state of the art technology that will enhance the level of safety and efficiency of vessel movements at our off shore jetties and inland docks.

We would like to extend an open invitation to members of the press to come and join us while we celebrate the commissioning of these vessels and show them off to the public.

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