Z-Tech number 35 delivered

Feb 20, 2011

Just two weeks after delivering the fourth in the latest series, Cheoy Lee Shipyards handed over the fifth of thirteen Z-Tech 6500 tugs on currently order by the Panama Canal Authority. This series follows on from eight Z-Techs delivered in a previous Panama Canal contract, and this latest vessel is the 35th Z-Tech tug completed in total by Cheoy Lee in the six years since the first unit sailed away from the yard.

Delivered in late January just before the shipyard closed for the Chinese New Year holiday, Sajalices set off on her 10,000nm trans-pacific crossing to Panama.

The 6000hp tugs are built to Lloyds Register of Shipping class, with the notation LR +100AN Tug, +LMC UMS for service in the Panama Canal and approaches.

Hull number 6 in the series is scheduled for delivery in Mid-March.

Principal Dimensions: 27.40m LOA x 11.50m Beam x 5.83m Draft.