DISCOVER Magazine #7

New multipurpose ASD Tug 2812 coming up

Published in category: Markets

Growth in vessel sizes and the increasing speed of work means that tug operations in ports are becoming more demanding. The new generation, multipurpose Damen ASD Tug 2812 has been developed in light of this trend.

Operators need extremely powerful ship handling tugs, with excellent towing, pushing and escorting capabilities, but at the same time, they have to be compact to operate in busy harbours. The allnew 28 m, Damen ASD Tug 2812 has a total power of 4,480 kW, leading to an impressive 70 tonnes bollard pull and speeds of 13.5 knots.

The new tug type has large tank capacities for fuel, water and recovered oil. A double drum towing winch is provided on the fore deck. A dedicated offshore towing winch on the aft deck, a hydraulic crane, as well as Firefighting 1, and oil pollution equipment can be offered as an option.

The ASD Tug 2812 has a large freeboard in combination with a beam of 12.5 m, resulting in excellent stability, which enables it to keep a dry working deck. The new design has a full, forecastle deck and spacious accommodation for 6-10 crew in six cabins. It will be introduced at the end of 2017.

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