PANAMA CANAL ADDS TWO NEW TUGBOATS
The Panama Canal Authority said Wednesday it has taken delivery of two tugboats to aid ships transiting the canal.
The tugs are especially useful at the entrances and exits of locks, and while vessels are going through the Culebra Cut.
The new steel-hulled tugs, named 'Herrara' and 'Los Santos,' each have a 4,400-horsepower Deutz engine and a Schottel system for stern azimuthal propulsion. Both were purchased for $10.8 million.