Rauma Cata Oy is a Finnish company specialising in offshore towage and icebreaking
Rauma Cata provides towage, icebreaking and fairway services for the maritime sector, as well as special services for marine rescue and offshore construction activities. We also cater for customers requiring ferry traffic and vessel maintenance services.
Rauma Cata’s commitment to high quality is reflected in all our operations. Our objective is to provide quality services at competitive prices. We stand behind everything we do and our philosophy over the years has been to give our very best to our customers.
Rauma Cata provides offshore towage services primarily in the Baltic Sea. Our upgraded fleet combined with years of experience produces a reliable service. Our fleet makes it possible for us to offer general towage charters, shipments of industrial components, vessel towage and assistance as well as other sea transport services. With Rauma Cata’s fleet, various towage and shipment solutions can be executed based on customer-specific needs.
We provide the best towage service to our customers at competitive prices!
ASSISTANCE IN OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION
Rauma Cata is involved in several water construction projects. We can handle dredging, barge transport of dredging waste, equipment transfers and many other assisting functions for water construction.
We ensure uninterrupted winter shipping even in severe ice conditions.
Finland is a country where ports and the fairways leading to the ports are closed by ice every year. The extent of the ice cover and the icing conditions vary from one year to the other, but our economic life depends on regular and secure shipments, also during the winter. Shipping traffic has increased by ca. 80% in 20 years, and we have seen an almost as high increase in winter shipments. Icebreaking in its present form was started on the Finnish coast already in 1890.
Rauma Cata’s icebreaking fleet consists of five icebreakers. The icebreakers assist merchant vessels in a variety of ways, by opening fairways, towing vessels and freeing vessels trapped in ice, and securing the safety of winter shipping in other ways. We assist vessels in offshore areas depending on the ice conditions. Our main duty is to ensure the safe passage of the vessels we assist.
MARINE RESCUE SERVICES
Although the introduction of advanced technology has reduced the number of grounding accidents every year, accidents still happen at sea. In 2004, there were a total of 44 marine accidents (due to e.g. grounding, collisions and technical faults) in the Finnish territorial waters alone.
Our fleet makes it possible for Rauma Cata to take part in marine rescue missions. We are on standby 24/7, and as far as possible always select the closest and best suited vessel for each mission. All our vessels have the capability to participate in rescue missions.
We provide experienced and professional staff, also for urgent needs, particularly to dredging and water construction sites as well as to various types of vessels.
Our goal is to find the customer staff on a permanent or temporary basis for different types of circumstances, quickly and flexibly. Through us, customers can find employees for six months or just two days.
Our office will take care of all the required paperwork, employer payments and other obligations, such as notifications to the Seamen’s Register regarding the employment contract. All the risks of the employment relationship are covered by Rauma Cata. The customer is only responsible for work supervision and control of the standard of work.
We can also handle the entire crew management process for vessels.