Mega & Motti
IMO : 8505056 & 9072434
Mega : 1974 by OY Wärtsilä AB, Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland, nr 405 as Teuvo
Motti : 1993 by Aker Yards, Oslo in Norway, nr ??
I was under the impression that pusher-tugs with giraffe-like necks were only living in the U.S. of A…..and I was wrong. Apparently they also live here in the Olde Worlde of Europe, and the evidence is shown here: the duo Mega & Motti: spotted in Bremerhaven, Germany. And they are an ugly duo as well….the barge as well as the tug!
I have no idea what the benefits are for a barge/tug combination over a normal general cargo vessel with the same specs but I do know one thing: esthetically-wise they are definitely the lesser party.