The Port of Maputo has received its most recent pilot boat named “Tsemba” which means “Trust”. The vessel was produced from scratch by Tideman Boats in the Netherlands. The most relevant feature of this vessel is the hull in HPDE, a very hard and resistant plastic. The propulsion is made by 2 diesel outboard engines, which represents an innovation with improvements in the field of consumption and maintenance costs.
These 2 features are innovative on pilot boats, and this is the first boat of its kind in the port. Tsemba came to reinforce the transport service of Pilots and assistance to Ships, joining Khurula and the oldest P5, totaling 3 pilot boats, allowing maritime operations to be carried out more efficiently, safely and faster, also increasing the response capacity of the port in this regard.
Although designed only for the transportation of pilots, in case of extreme need, it can also be used for other functions such as medical evacuations, pollution control and combat, shipwreck rescue, berthing assistance, etc., with a high level of performance.