On 1st May 2017, the inaugural celebration of KSM’s operations took place at Freeport, Bahamas. The four tugs, two Rotortugs and two Stern Drives, were christened by Buckeye Bahamas Hub in conjunction with Kotug Seabulk Maritime.
Mr. Ard-Jan Kooren, President, CEO and Owner of Kotug International and Director of Kotug Seabulk Maritime, said: “Kotug Seabulk Maritime may seem like a new kid on the block, but both Kotug International and Seabulk Towing are two highly experienced and international companies that bring together over 170 years of valuable global experiences covering terminal operations, offshore and salvage support activities and harbour towage operations.
We operate one of the youngest, most powerful and manoeuvrable tugs in the world and we outclass all our competitors with the Rotortug concept. These tugs are an award winning design which we operate in several parts of the world.”
He further stated that KSM is committed to safety and protecting the unique and beautiful environment of the Bahamas. “From the outset, Buckeye, Kotug Seabulk Maritime, The Grand Bahamas Port Authority and the Pilots as partners have committed to the “Safety is our first Priority” Policy. This collaborative commitment is a symbol of the strong partnership we currently enjoy with all involved and we look forward to evolving for many years to come.”