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Damen Introduces New ASD Tug

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Introducing the ASD Tug 2913 – compact, powerful and ideal for busy ports. Damen Shipyards Group is launching a new vessel type in its ASD Tug series. The ASD Tug 2913 has been designed primarily as a highly manoeuvrable, powerful tug, ideally suited for busy harbours where space is limited. Petersen & Alpers (Germany) is the launching customer for the new tug, which will be delivered end 2014. The new type answers market demand for more powerful tugs as vessels continue to get larger and for more spacious accommodation. Damen Shipyards is proud to announce that it already has a launching customer for the new tug, the highly esteemed German towage operator Petersen & Alpers, which is one of the oldest maritime companies in Germany. Frank de Lange, Damen Sales Director South, North and West Europe, explains why Damen decided to introduce a new tug type in the ASD series. “Vessel sizes are increasingly growing, while ports are still restricted to their physical size. Customers were requesting more powerful tugs, but they still have to be compact so they can operate in harbours which are lacking space.” 75 tonnes plus bollard pull This new tug Standard slots in between the Damen ASD Tug 2810 with a 60 tonnes bollard pull and the highly powerful offshore terminal ASD Tug 3212, which was recently introduced. Developing a new compact type with a bollard pull of 75-80 tonness was really a logical step for the Damen series, he adds


Damen Shipyard Milestone with ASD Tug 3212

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Damen Shipyards have delivered the ASD tugs ‘Karloo’ and ‘Kalarka’ to Half Tide Marine Pty Ltd of Australia. The tugs were built to the highly successful ASD Tug 3111 design, which in common with most Damen vessels, has been the subject of constant research and improvement. Including ‘Karloo’ and ‘Kalarka’, Damen has delivered twenty tugs built to that design, which will now be replaced by the new ASD Tug 3212


NDSQ Lays Keels for Two Stan Tugs

Representatives from NDSQ and NSW at the keel-laying ceremony

Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has laid the keels for two 16m-long Stan Tugs, part of a seven-vessel order for marine services provider Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller (NSW). A small ceremony to mark this important step in the shipbuilding process was held at NDSQ’s facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Qatar’s Port of RasLaffan. The two twin-screw Stan Tugs have a bollard pull of 15 tons and will be used for mooring vessels visiting the Port


75-Ton Bollard Pull ASD Chartered Long Term

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington announced the long-term bareboat charter of a 2011 built 5,364BHP ocean ASD tug on a private and confidential basis. The 32.0m x 11.6m x 5.4m tug was built in 2011 and is classed Lloyds Register + 100A1 Tug LMC, FiFi 1. Powered by a pair of CAT 3516Bs driving stern mounted Schottel SRP1515FP azimuthing props, the tug is capable of 75 metric tons of bollard pull and a free running speed of about 13 knots


SCHOTTEL Propelled Tugs for Post-Panamax Era

Tractor tug Cerro Itamut 2 x SCHOTTEL SRP 2020 © Astilleros Armon, Spanien: Cerro Itamut – one of 14 tractor tugs for the Panama Canal Authority propelled by two SRP 2020.

The Panama Canal Authority is investing in especially powerful tugs for the Post-Panamax era: 14 tractor tugs and 13 ASD tugs with SCHOTTEL propulsion systems were commissioned in the last four years. The youngest generation of 14 tractor tugs delivered by Astilleros Armon Shipyard was recently completed. One tug after another started in Spain and travelled the high seas for about a month, on their own and under their own power. They have a bollard pull of 85 tons. With a length of 28


DAMEN Opts for Schottel

The new 30-ton harbor tugs of the DAMEN ASD TUG 2009 series are to be equipped with SCHOTTEL propulsion systems. The signing of contracts on November 10, 2011 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the propulsion specialist’s long success story in the field of tug propulsion. The tugs are to be built at the DAMEN shipyard in Changde (China) and will each be fitted with two Rudderpropellers of type SRP 550 FP (895 kW each). The first systems for the tugs, which are approx


Foss Maritime Company to Build New Class of Tugs

Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Wa., has announced plans to build a new class of the highest horsepower tugs on the West Coast devoted exclusively to ship docking. The new series of 6,250 horsepower Azmuthing Stern Drive (ASD) thruster tugs will be constructed for the use in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., by Halter Marine Inc., in Lockport, Lou. This tug is scheduled for arrival early in the fourth quarter of 2001.


Damen Delivers First Argentinian-Owned Tug

the ‘RUA Cap. Lucio R’, a Damen ASD 2810 tug.

First Argentinian-owned Damen ASD 2810 tug arrives in Buenos Aires.   Argentinian towage and harbour company Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos (RUA) has just taken delivery of the ‘RUA Cap. Lucio R’, a Damen ASD 2810 tug. Although Damen’s tugs have operated in Argentina before, this vessel is the first time a Damen tug is owned by an Argentinian company.   Established in 1967 and based in Buenos Aires


Signet Construction of ASD Tug

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Construction of Signet Maritime’s seventh ASD tug in less than four years, M/V Signet Vigilant is underway at Signet Shipbuilding & Repair in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The 30 metric ton bollard pull, EPA Tier III, ASD vessel will be the first Castleman Maritime design for Signet with delivery slated for July 2014. The new tug will operate from Signet’s International Operations Center in Ingleside, Texas where it will perform rig escort, ship, and barge assist work.


MARIN Debuts Tug Simulators

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MARIN has upgraded two part task simulators into full tug simulators, which have  been used in training & studies for TOTAL, Port of Rotterdam, Meyer Werft and OLT Toscana, amongst others. For years MARIN’s Nautical Center has made extensive use of full mission bridge simulators for nautical studies and training and for many of these simulations tugs play an important role. Although it is possible to use computer (or autopilot) controlled tugs


Damen Launches Kuwait Oil Company’s New Tug

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First of 14 ASD Tugs launched at Damen Shipyards Galati The Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) new ASD Tug 3212 was launched end of March at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between the two companies whose working relationship spans more


Damen to Build ASD Tug for Smit Lamnalco

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Smit Lamnalco has contracted Damen to build a new, shallow draught ASD Tug2810, the design of which illustrates the cooperative relationship between the two companies. The tug is set to expand Smit Lamnalco’s oil and gas terminal support services in Novorossiysk


Qatari Shipyard Delivers Tugboat in Large Milaha Contract

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Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) say they have delivered to Milaha the 32m-long tug 'Semesma', the eleventh vessel built in the State of Qatar by NDSQ to be utilized by Milaha at the Port of Mesaieed. ASD tug Semesma has a bollard pull of 80 tons and will be used for


Rimorchiatori Riuniti Orders Damen Tug

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Leading Italian tug operator RimorchiatoriRiuniti has ordered a Damen ASD Tug 2411.Reflecting the industry’s move to larger vessels, the new Damen tug, which has a 70-metric-ton bollard pull, will replace a smaller 40-metric-ton unit built in 1990


Fendercare Provides STS Support Services

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Fendercare Marine provided STS support services for the first open sea’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) STS operations for two of the world’s leading Gas Majors. The LNG STS operations were performed in the Eastern Mediterranean with a number of 152


Dutch, Swedish Defense Place Cooperative Tugboat Order

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The Defense Material Organization of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of five Harbor and Seagoing tugs. The contract has been made in cooperation with its Swedish counterpart: Swedish Försvarets Materielverk (FMV)


Two RA-designed Tugs for PSA Marine

Rubicon (Photo: Robert Allan)

PSA Marine of Singapore, one of the largest harbor tug owners and operators in Asia, took delivery of the RAmparts3200 class tugs Rubicon and Righteousfrom Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong and Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co. Ltd., Guangzhou, PR China respectively.


Harley Adds Mini Training ASD Tug

HMS BRAtt (Photo: Harley Marine)

Harley Marine Services has added the newest component to their comprehensive training program by purchasing the Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) Training Vessel, BRAtt, from Robert Allen Ltd. The BRAtt is representative of a modern ASD tug and was purposefully built as a training tool for the maritime


Damen, Albwardy Open Sharjah Shipyard

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Monday, January 13 witnessed the official opening ceremony of Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE – the newest shipyard of Albwardy Marine Engineering. In a joint venture between the Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engineering, the core activities at DSS will continue along the tried and


Canada’s Most Powerful Tug Enters Service

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On December 13, 2013 the 6,000 kW ASD tug Ocean Tundra was commissioned into service for its Owners, Ocean Group Inc. (Ocean) of Quebec City, Canada. This icebreaking escort tug becomes the most powerful tug in Canadian registry, and heralds a new generation of extremely capable tugs which will


Signet Poised for Growth

Joseph W. Dahl to Vice President & General Manager of SS&R.

Signet Maritime Corporation is investing $7.2 million in infrastructure improvements to their Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard, Signet Shipbuilding & Repair (SS&R) to support an increased workload and future growth.   In addition to the recent acquisition of the 150-ton crawler crane


Most Powerful Canadian Icebreaking Tug Enters Service

Launch of heavy tug Ocean Tundra: Photo credit Robert Allan

The 6000 kW ASD tug 'Ocean Tundra' has been commissioned into service by owners, Ocean Groupe Inc. (Ocean) of Quebec City, Canada. This icebreaking escort tug, say designers Robert Allan, becomes the most powerful tug in Canadian registry, and heralds a new generation of tugs which will provide


Qatari Shipyard Lays Keels for Stan Tugs Pair

Keel-laying ceremony: Photo courtesy of the shipyard

Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has laid the keels for two 16-metre long Stan Tugs, part of a seven-vessel order for marine services provider Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW). A ceremony to mark this step in the shipbuilding process was held at NDSQ’s facilities


RAmparts Tugs Delivered in China

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The first of a new series of the RAmparts 3500 Class ASD tug design was delivered to its Owners Tianjin Port, a port in the northern part of China. The vessel was constructed at Shanghai Harbor Fuxing Shipping Service Company, and was named Jin Gang Lun 26


NAUTIS Simulators for Amsterdam Tug & OSV Training Center

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Iskes Towage & Salvage signed an agreement with VSTEP for the delivery of two NAUTIS Tug and Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) simulators. These simulators are the first units purchased for the new Iskes / Damen Training Center, set up in the new office building of Iskes at the port entrance to the


 
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