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Montevideo, February 21, 2023. The Portobelo, hailing from Panama, has already reached Montevideo to reinforce SAAM Towage’s fleet of eleven vessels in Uruguay.

“This makes our twelfth tug and it’s the most modern in our fleet. It will enable us to continue to grow and offer our customers safe, efficient service,” commented the country manager of SAAM Towage Uruguay, Javiera Hevia.

The powerful, highly maneuverable Portobelo has a compact design (24 meters in length and 11 in beam), making it a perfect fit for small bays. The Damen ASD 2411 features azimuth thrusters, 70 tons of bollard pull and safety equipment.

With more than 190 vessels operating in 13 countries, SAAM Towage is the largest towing services operator in the Americas.