Puerto La Cruz. - The tug boat Guaqueríe, arrived from Cuba at the Terminal Storage and Shipping facility of Guaraguao (TAEG) of PDVSA in Puerto La Cruz, in order to strengthen port services and facilitate the docking and undocking maneuvers of ships arriving at the docks of the state oil company.
This boat has two diesel engines of 4,500 HP of high end technology, an effective fire fighting device with a capacity of 2,400 cubic meters per hour, a propulsion system that allows maneuvering in restricted areas and gives versatility to attend to boats with a static force of Tiro (FET) of 55. It also has a water treatment plant, electrical generators, maneuverability and autonomous navigation.
The Guaqueríe is the second of four tugs purchased by the refinery complex in the framework of the treaties signed with the Caribbean nation through ALBA. The first to reach the TAEG was Kariña, who has the same operational characteristics of the newcomer boat, and both were built by the Cuban company Shipyard Caribbean Drydock Company Inc.
The general manager of the refinery in Puerto La Cruz, Fernando Padrón, said he was pleased with the arrival of the second tug, which will help to ensure greater reliability in the processes that are handled at the Marine Terminal of Guaraguao and the Industrial complex José Antonio Anzoátegui.
"The Guaqueríe arrived without a hitch, this is a relief for operators who work in our terminals and we are waiting for the rest of this type of vessels that serve to optimize the work on the docks," said Padrón.
Socialist PDVSA, through East Refinery, thus ensuring continuity of operations, determinates plans that directly improve the quality of its processes, attached to socialist values such as responsibility and commitment to the industry and the people.