Newbuilt tug VB Volcan for the Reunion Island

Boluda La Réunion, fully owned subsidiary of Boluda France, will operate the VB Volcan, an newbuilt 70 tbp ASD tug as from April 2017.

The « Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion » (Port Authority of La Reunion Island) is experiencing a positive development trend. Total freight is growing, supported by increasing container freight. The port now receives even larger container ships.

The Boluda France group is definitely committed to invest into innovative and reliable tugs to further optimize the quality and efficiency of its operations around these ships. The tug VB Volcan is today part of this strategy by bringing additional power and capabilities to meet the operational requirements and constraints of the port and its customers.

Denis Monserand, Chief Executive Officer of Boluda France, said “this investment demonstrate and strengthen our commitment toward the Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion and its future”.

The new Piriou Shipyard-built tug is principally intended to provide enhanced harbor towage at La Reunion Island harbor. It is also configured for deep-sea towage and salvage operations.

Main specifications:
Lenght : 30,30m
Breadth : 10,40m
Draught : 4,45m
Bollard Pull : 70 tonnes
Total output : 5290 cv
Propulsion : 2 azimuth Schottel SRP 1515 FP propeller
Towing equipment: Aft towing double drum winch / fore ocean towing winch