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Posted on 26 December, 2017

Empresas Taylor dedicates two new tugs for service in Peru

The units, designed by the Netherlands shipbuilder Damen, represent an investment to strengthen Ian Taylor’s fleet service in Peru


Empresas Taylor received and had the traditional naming ceremony at the Callao Naval Base in Peru of its two new Damen ASD2810 tugs destined to serve the clients of its subsidiary Ian Taylor Peru, increasing to six units its fleet of tugs in the country. The new units received the names “Tayco Rasac” and “Tayco Rondoy”.

Christopher Taylor, Executive Vice President of Empresas Taylor, stated, “The new units are part of an investment program we have developed for the next five years, which will permit us to enhance our tug service in Peru, as demonstrative proof of our commitment to the clients of our Company in the country”.

Both azimuth stern drive units, incorporating the latest technology and high quality standards, were designed and built by Damen, the Dutch Shipbuilding Company, in their Song Cam Shipyard, located in Viet Nam. The vessels have a Bollard Pull in excess of 60 tons and are designed to operate in harbor towage and, in consideration of their dimensions, high maneuverability and power, are ideally fitted for working in confined spaces.

Both tugs are destined to serve the Callao area and complement the current fleet formed by the tugs Tayco Alpamayo, Tayco Ampato, Tayco Salcantay and Tayco Huascarán that serve our clients in ports of Peru.

Empresas Taylor S.A. is a significant player in Ship Agency, Towage and Logistics on the West Coast of South America, with an important share of Towage operations in the Peruvian market.


In November, at the Antidique berth of the Naval Base in Callao, the formal reception and naming ceremony of Tayco Rasac and Tayco Rondoy was held in an event that gathered over 100 guests, including clients and friends of Empresas Taylor in Peru, as well as stockholders, Directors and main officials of the company.

On this occasion, Empresas Taylor S.A., with over 50 years of history in shipping and logistics on the West Coast of South America, and during which time has received the legacy of ancient maritime traditions, wished to uphold the age-old custom of appointing a sponsor to name the vessel on its first encounter with its maritime medium. Thus, prior to the blessing of the new units and the cutting of the inaugural ribbon, their respective sponsors named the units, the honour being for Ms. Emma Ravera Taylor, granddaughter of the Company’s founder Ian Taylor MacAuliffe, as sponsor for Tayco Rondoy and Mrs. Rocio Ponce, Country Manager for Ian Taylor Peru as sponsor for Tayco Rasac. Both fulfilled the tradition of breaking a bottle of sparkling wine on each vessels bow, enabling them to initiate their designated tasks.