Phillps66 has exercised another one year option on the T/B Thrax for tug operation services at the Bantry Bay Terminal in Ireland from November 1, 2013.
T/B Thrax – which is an advanced azimuth stern drive tug of 62 t bollard pull – has been in operation for Phillips66 at Bantry Bay Terminal since November 1, 2009. Østensjø subsidiary, Lee Towage Limited, which operates the T/B Thrax has conducted towage duties at the Phillips66 Whitegate Refinery with the T/B Alex since 1997. The 62 t bollard pull tug is still available for third party work when the Phillips66 work allows for it. Thrax is in her fifth year at Bantry Bay Terminal.