Saipan Marine Corporation celebrated the Christening of its latest asset, Motor Tug (M/T) MATUA. With over 75 friends, business associates, and island dignitaries in attendance, CMC Owner and Chairwoman, Mrs. Terry Marshall Watkins did the honor of Christening the M/T Matua. M/T Matua was blessed by CNMI’s Bishop, Rev. Ryan P. Jimenez, followed by a special cultural blessing with Simayan Manaina-ta.
Like her sister tug on Guam (M/T Agility), the M/T Matua is a harbor tractor tug with Azimuth thrusters, the newest asset to join our fleet as part of our continued commitment to serve our island and Pacific region. Built in 2006, M/T Matua has a gross tonnage of 291 tons and is 86.2 feet long with a breadth of 32.2 feet and depth of 14.4 feet. She has a bollard pull of 50 tons and a speed of 12 knots.