The Philippine Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC) has said that Yard Tug YT271, “one of the most reliable floating assets of the Naval Shipyard made its presence felt once again as it kicked off its first tug assistance on 15 July to BRP Bagobo (LC293).”
NSSC said that the activity transpired following the tugboat’s successful completion of its Drydocking and Other Related Repairs (DDORR) and operational test with a satisfactory result on July 9.
“The tugboat provided towing services anew to LC293 during the conduct of operational test for its main propulsion diesel engine,” NSSC said. “This new development signals the start of more tug assistance to PN vessels from the said tugboat in the future as the unit continues to endeavor in improving its provision of quality services to its stakeholders.”
“YT271 serves during the maneuvering, docking/undocking, and repositioning of PN vessels. It plays a vital role in the fulfillment of the unit’s mandated mission of ensuring the operational readiness of the Philippine Navy,” it explained.