Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Svitzer for the delivery of an ASD Tug 3212. The vessel, to be named Svitzer Thames, will operate in the Port of London. She will be the fourth Damen ASD Tug 3212 in the company’s UK fleet.
Damen’s ASD Tug 3212 exhibits excellent seakeeping characteristics, superb manoeuvrability and, with 80 tonnes bollard pull, the outstanding towing characteristics required to handle the large container vessels Svitzer Thames will encounter in the Port of London. The state-of-the-art vessel includes the latest hull and skeg designs and the most recent developments in fender, fairlead and winch design.
Heavily built, the ASD Tug 3212 features rigid foundations, extra plate thickness, brackets and fenderings, going above and beyond class requirements