Port of Nassau gets $15 million tug boats in commissioning ceremony

Christening of the tugboats – pictured from left: Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, the Right Reverend Gilbert Thompson, Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, Lady Holly Knowles, Charlotte Albury, and Captain Ritchie. (BIS Photos/Peter Ramsay)

Two new tug boats – Samson and Rose – valued at $15 million, were commissioned at Prince George Wharf Monday.

The acquisition is said to be as a result of a public-private partnership (PPP) between the government and Tug Services Limited.

According to Transport Minister Frankie Campbell, the government will spend some $4 million annually to lease the tug services, and will make a sizeable profit as well.

The government has contracted the services of TSL for 15 years and took effect April 2018.

TSL will assist with guiding major cruise-liners into Prince George Wharf.