VTS launches operations at oil storage terminal jetty in Vasiliko

VTS launches operations at oil storage terminal jetty in Vasiliko

Vasiliko Terminal Services (VTS) announced on Tuesday the launch of its operations at the jetty of VTT Vasiliko (VTTV) oil storage terminal, in the south-eastern coast of Cyprus.

According to a relevant announcement, VTS will be providing marine services to the Terminal including pilotage, towage, mooring and sludge collection services, following a license agreement signed with the Cyprus Ports Authority, whereby CPA receives fees.

On November 29, the first Tanker berthed at the VTTV Jetty, delivering Gasoil to the Terminal.

As part of the operation, VTS provided towage, mooring, berthing and un-berthing services through its two new, ASD tugboats, VTS KERYNEIA and VTS AMMOCHOSTOS.

The tugboats, unique both to Cyprus and the region, represent a significant investment of around 15 mln euros, and operate under Cyprus’ flag, the announcement concludes.

The construction of the first phase of the oil storage terminal and the jetty at Vasiliko have been completed in late November.

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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY