The Twofold Bay tug hits the water

Eden welcomes its newest tug to the tugboat family. The Twofold Bay has arrived to replace its sister ship, the Keppel Bay tug.

This particular tug was built in 1984 and goes through a docking every five years to be surveyed and refitted. After $300,000 of major work the tug is ready to return to its duties. Harbour towage manager of Eden, Steve Marks said they are “expensive to run and expensive to maintain.”

Pacific Tug Australia sends a maintenance team to help with the rebuild although Mr Marks said “everything is mostly done in house by all of the local guys that live in Eden and work on board and do all of the maintenance.”

Eden currently has two larger tugs, a pilot vessel and a small work boat tug.

Article source: Eden Magnet