Damen’s ASD Tug 3212 has been designed to operate in all circumstances
and features hundreds of big and small innovations, including a completely
revised hull form and a higher bow, resulting in better speed and a dry
foredeck. It has a maximum bollard pull of 85 tons, sails with 14.5 knots and
it’s tested to operate in 3 meter wave height. Other features are, for example,
super-absorbent fenders and a new Render/Recovery winch.
Four of the new 3212s have been delivered to clients in Australia,
Colombia and The Netherlands and 10 are currently under construction.
Mr Coen Boudesteijn, Damen Product Director Tugs, comments: “Damen has
developed this completely new tug generation within the 85 ton bollard pull
range to fit in with market developments. Many projects for tug operators are
now in more open and challenging waters, such as those off Northern Australia,
so there is a need to be able to cope with higher wave heights and for more
powerful tugs, given the increasing size of tankers and container vessels.”
for more information about this release please visit Damen website there you can find all the information.