Abu Dhabi Ports has renamed its subsidiary, Abu Dhabi Marine Services, as Safeen, meaning ships in Arabic. The announcement was followed closely by the division securing International Safety Management (ISM) certification from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
In addition, as part of its ongoing plans for fleet expansion and improvement, Safeen has added a new tug, named Maqtaa, to its existing fleet of five tugs, five pilot boats, six speed boats, one buoy maintenance boat and two oil spill response boats. The company plans to acquire three more tugs by the end of 2016.
Maqtaa has up to 15 tonnes of crane capacity and rum winches for anchor handling and towage operations of barges. The new tug will provide towing service and assistance to vessels for berthing and unberthing, along with anchor handling. Additionally, it offers maintenance service for aids to navigation, such as buoys and beacons.