30 January 2020
Blessing of two new harbour tugs for Ocean J. Towing Limited
Kingston, January 28, 2020 — Ocean J. Towing Inc, a related corporation of
Ocean Group Inc., today proceeded to the blessing of new harbour tugs, the OCEAN
KINGSTON PRIDE and the OCEAN TALLAWAH. Ocean J. Towing Inc. entered into a
10-year contract with the Jamaica Port Authority in 2018 to provide harbour towing
services at the Port of Kingston, Jamaica.
The traditional blessing ceremony was held in the presence of the Chairman of the
Board of Directors and the President and CEO of Ocean Group, Gordon Bain and
Jacques Tanguay, Laurie Peters, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, as well
as Captain Hopeton Delisser, Harbour Master and representative of the Port
Authority of Jamaica, and Ms. Juliet Holness, Member of the House of
Representatives and the ship’s godmother.
“These new state-of-the-art 24-metre tugs demonstrate Ocean Group’s confidence
in the development of port activities in Kingston and its commitment to constantly
offer a high level of service thanks to the competence of its crews and the quality of
its equipment. We are very proud of these new acquisitions, which will increase
Ocean Group’s fleet to 37 harbour tugs in 18 strategic locations in Canada and the
Caribbean,” said Jacques Tanguay.
OCEAN KINGSTON PRIDE
Built at the Sanmar Denizcilik Makine shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, it is equipped
with the most modern technology, including a fire-fighting system with its water
cannons with a capacity of 2,800 cubic metres per hour. It is propelled by two ZDrive
type omni-directional propellers and two engines with a tractive power of
6,303 BHP and an 80-ton bollard pull.
Build at the Damen shipyard in Vietnam, it is equipped with the most modern
technology, including a fire-fighting system with its water cannons with a capacity
of 2,400 cubic metres per hour. It is propelled by two omnidirectional Z-Drive type
propellers, plus two engines with a pulling power of 5,632 BHP and a 73-ton bollard