Tsavliris Acquires Salvage Tug
Reportedly the largest and most powerful salvage tug in the world, the former U.S.S.R. Navy tugFotiy Krylov was recently purchased by Tsavliris Salvage International of Piraeus, Greece. Now called the Tsavliris Giant, the 40,000-hp tug was built about three years ago for approximately $45 million at Hollming Oy of Rauma, Finland. It is approximately 328 feet (100 m) long, with a beam of 63.8 feet (19.45 m) and a 23.6 feet (7.2 m) draft. The Tsavliris Giant reportedly performed its first salvage on theEcuador, a 22,000 dwt bulk carrier disabled in the South China Sea and towed to Singapore.