| Cherbourg, France|
| GIE Abeille Bourbon, Marseilles, France (Groupe Bourbon)|
Les Abeilles International, Le Havre, France (Groupe Bourbon)
Annie Blanchet, 17 November 2005
Call sign FMDI
IMO number 9308699
MMSI number 226265000
The Abeille Liberté is an emergency tow vessel (salvage tug) based in Cherbourg, France. It is a sister ship of Abeille Bourbon.
It was built at the Myklebust Verft shipyard in Gursken, Norway, which is part of the Kleven Maritime group. It was delivered in October 2005 and officially inaugurated on 17 November 2005.
Abeille Liberté is owned by Abeilles International, a unit of Groupe Bourbon. The crew is made up of sailors of the merchant marine. It is chartered to the French government and can be called upon by the Maritime Prefect of the English Channel and North Sea at any time.
It was one of two French tugs called upon to tow the damaged container ship MSC Napoli in January 2007.
Abeille Liberté Wikipedia