MTS takes a longer towage view

Tue 15 Nov 2016 by Clive Woodbridge - tug technology and

UK-based Marine & Towage Services (MTS) is seeking to secure longer distance longer-term contracts for its diverse tug fleet. Deputy managing director Steve Williams said one of the company’s key priorities is to develop markets that are further afield and to secure larger projects requiring multiple vessels. “We do see global opportunities to secure multiple vessel contracts on longer duration projects, where we can offer clients a bespoke package of vessels to suit their requirements,” he said.
Recently MTS has achieved some notable success in the international towage sector, carrying out its longest tow to date over the third quarter of 2016. This required the deployment of its 52-tonnes bollard pull ocean-going tug MTS Viscount to tow a jack-up barge from Western Australia to Falmouth in the UK. “We are proud that this very long tow was carried out without incident,” said Mr Williams.

MTS Statum towing a Boeing 767 aircraft to Enniscrone in Ireland (credit: MTS)