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Damen clinches Latin American tug order

Damen clinches Latin American tug order
SAAM Towage of Chile has ordered two compact Damen ASD Tug 2411 vessels, each measuring 24 m in length with a maximum bollard pull of 70 tonnes.

"It is very exciting to introduce these two ASD 2411 tugs to the fleet of more than 185 tugboats that SAAM operates today around the Americas,” said Pablo Caceres, fleet technical manager of SAAM Towage, Latin America’s largest tug operator. 

The contract follows on from previous orders by SAAM, with a joint venture between SAAM and Smit having ordered an ASD 2913 tug for operations in Panama last year. SAAM further operates three Damen Stan Tugs purchased between 1995 and 1999.