Spotted: Thorco Isadora Shipping Smaller Ships

Ships shipping smaller ships is nothing strange for our industry. In one such example we bring you a video from Denmark-based shipping company Thorco Shipping that transported a couple of heavy tug boats from China to Venezuela in January this year.

Image Courtesy: Thorco

How the loading of the tugs on Thorco’s multipurpose dry cargo ship looked like is shown in the video and the following photos.

The tugs, built at a shipyard in South China, close to Guangzhou, were loaded onto 2011-built Marshall Islands-flagged Thorco Isadora in Nansha.

The client that ordered the transfer was a Venezuelan company specializing within this field, Thorco explained, adding that the transport of another batch is to ensue soon.

Image Courtesy: Thorco

The tugs are to be used for both offshore purposes and port mooring operations along the nearby Venezuelan coastline.

“We did a good job all the way around in the organization and we had great support from our techni­cal department from day one,” commented Peter Bytoft, Managing Director at Thorco China at the time.

The tugs were discharged at the beginning of March in La Guaira, Venezuela.

Video & Image Courtesy: Thorco

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