CTMA is adding a new vessel to its Dredging and Towage fleet to replace the Spanish Mist, which was deemed to have reached the end of its useful life.
Built in 2008, the CTMA Ranger docked on April 14 at the port of Cap-aux-Meules after a three-week voyage from Norway by a crew from an international company.
Mario Landry, Director of Marine Operations, is pleased with the new acquisition, which he considers superior in every way to its predecessor, and explains that its maneuverability is a major asset.
The 28.5-meter tug will perform the same functions as the Spanish Mist, but its versatility could lead to additional assignments, Landry notes.
He says the Spanish Mist will ultimately be sold.
Mr. Landry also noted that another major project for CTMA Dredging and Towing will be announced shortly, continuing the cooperative’s significant investments in this area.