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Zamakona launches “Heroínas de Sálvora”, the sea rescue latest generation tugboat

82.35 meters in length, it is the first rescue ship designed for the use of drones

Astilleros Zamakona has celebrated at Santurtzi facilities (Vizcaya) the launching of its C-804 construction, the new offshore tugboat, specialized in human life rescuing at sea, towing, and fighting pollution, built for Maritime Rescue, the agency under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. The ship, named “Heroínas de Sálvora” is the third ship that Zamakona Yards Group has built for Maritime Rescue, after “Don Inda” (C-618) and “Clara Campoamor” (C-619).

The tugboat is 82.35 meters long and 18 meters wide and will have the capacity to accommodate 16 crew members and 24 special operations. It has a system for improving behaviour at sea using a passive tank, a DP-2 dynamic positioning system, 200-ton fixed-point traction -board pull-, systems for collecting hydrocarbon spills and a fighting system fire protection. It will also be the first ship ready to operate with drones in sea searches, thanks to its flight deck drones of up to 9 meters and a hangar with simultaneous capacity for two aircraft, thus improving the handling capacity of all aircraft situations faced in Maritime Rescue.

The construction of this ship is framed within the National Rescue Plan 2021 - 2024 of the General Directorate of the Merchant Navy and Maritime Rescue, a plan that includes the modernization of the available means in order to provide an effective service and efficient.

(Source: Industrias Pesqueras)