KPA acquires Ksh.1.9 billion tugboat for rescue marine operations
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has acquired a Ksh.1.9 billion multipurpose salvage Tugboat to undertake rescue marine operations during emergencies.
KPA General Manager Operation and Harbor Sudi Mwasingo said the decision to acquire the boat follows several expenses KPA has incurred in hiring salvage services.
The Authority has invested in the modernization of its marine vessels in line with the corporate equipment modernization and maintenance program that has since its inception contributed significantly towards enhancing port efficiency.
The vessel christened Mkokozi 11 built by Med Marine, took 20 days to arrive from Turkey and is now expected to boost the Authority’s revenue streams.
It will also provide rescue services, fire suppression at sea, maritime pollution control and marine salvage.