Remontowa Shipbuilding delivers last of six tugs for Polish Navy


On May 24, 2021, the Polish company Remontowa Shipbuilding finalized the receipt and delivery of the last, sixth tugboat H-13 Przemko for the Polish Navy.
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H-13 Przemko tug for the Polish Navy. (Image source Remontowa Shipbuilding)

The whole contract for the construction of six tugs for the Polish Navy under the program: “Technical assistance and rescue operations at sea, code name HOLOWNIK [TUG]», Signed by the Armament Inspectorate and Remontowa Shipbuilding SA in June 2017 was successfully completed.

The tugboat H-13 Przemko left the shipyard on Monday, May 24 of this year. Like the H-11 Bolko and H-12 Semko tugs, it will be part of the 12th Minesweeper Squadron and will serve in the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla in Świnoujście.

Three other tugs: H-1 Gniewko, H-2 Mieszko and H-3 Leszko were assigned to service in the support ship squadron belonging to the 3rd flotilla of ships named after kmdr. Bolesław Szymon Romanowski in Gdynia.

Project B860 tugs are designed to perform logistical support tasks at sea and in ports, as well as to conduct activities related to technical evacuation, support for rescue operations, transport of people and supplies, to neutralization of pollution and transport of hazardous materials out of the water. The ice class of tugs allows them to operate in thick ice conditions with the help of icebreakers. The ships are capable of carrying general cargo weighing up to 4.0 tonnes on the open deck. For towing work, the units are equipped with tow lifts with a towing capacity of up to 35 tons.

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