THE MOTORSHIP - News / 22 Nov 2017
Veth thruster contract with Misha Shipping
A contract for delivery of the first Veth Jet bow thruster type 4-K-1300 to Misha Shipping has been signed.
Veth Propulsion’s thruster will be used on cargo vessel Mohican, currently being built in Turkey for use on the Russian Volga river.
Martin van der Jagt, Veth's general sales manager, said: “In 2017, the majority of inland marine vessels are using a channel bow thruster.
“We are proud that our broad experience in channel bow thrusters has now led to the fact that Turkish cargo ship ‘Mohican’ will sail with our bow thrusters.”
The Veth Jet channel bow thruster is designed for vessels sailing in the low draught of the Volga and Rhine rivers.
“Our expectations are that several tankers will follow and most of those vessels will use a Veth Jet in the near future,” Mr van der Jagt added.
The deal was closed in collaboration with Veth’s Turkish agent Amat Engineering at Europort, following a visit to Veth’s factory by Misha Shipping owners Tandoğan and Hilda Özmen.
The Veth Jet was invented by Jan Veth in 1969 and Veth Propulsion has since delivered almost 4000 thrusters worldwide.