Courtesy of Multraship, one of the first clients to express its confidence in the new design, Damen momentarily showcasesthe Multratug19 at the ITS. This vessel is one of the new ASD Tugs in the 80 ton bollard pull rangeand the first with the Standard propulsion installation of 5050 kW. During its sea trials, the Multratug 19 achieved 85 t BP and a speed of almost 15 knots.
Coen Boudesteijn:“Damen has built more than 2,000 ship handling tugs, including 400 ASD Tugs, and delivered them to more than 125 countries. We have a huge amount of experience concerning what is required for a tug to operate in waves and this knowledge has been incorporated into the new design. We were absolutely delighted to see this come to fruition at the sea trials when the vessel more than proved her capabilities.”
The new vessel also benefits from Damen’s philosophy of standardisation. “We sell our standard vessels all over the world. Therefore, for example, the cooling system in an ASD Tug has to be just as fit for purpose in St. Petersburg as it is in Australia”, Mr Boudesteijn continues.