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Damen unveils new compact tug

Photo: Damen New Damen ASD tug
Damen Shipyard has unveiled its new Compact Tug ASD Tug 1810 designed for modern port operations.

The ASD Tug 1810 is18.25 metres x 10.23 metres with 30 tonnes of bollard pull ahead and 28 tonnes bollard pull astern, and just over 18 metres in length.

 “With it being a priority for us, you see safety return time and again throughout the entire design of the tug. For example, the vessel boasts a high freeboard, keeping water on deck to a minimum. It also has the tumblehome so characteristic of the Compact Tugs range, enabling it to get safely up close when assisting a vessel,” said Siebe Cieraad, Damen’s Product Portfolio Manager Tugs.

The application of ergonomically designed consoles and a 360-degree view from the wheelhouse, enables operators to see what’s happening both fore and aft. In the event of a towing line snapping, this shatterproof glazing ensures that observers on the bridge are protected.

The ASD Tug 1810 also features the patented Damen Twin Fin skeg. Originally installed on the RSD Tug 2513, the skeg has now become a feature on all Damen's Compact Tugs.

IMO Tier III compliance results from the installation of a Damen Emission Reduction System. This modular optional feature is an in-house developed exhaust gas after treatment solution that reduces the NO X emissions from the vessel. The tug will be delivered with all the necessary equipment to be remotely connected to Damen’s IoT solution Triton.

Damen is also developing zero emission or carbon neutral versions of its compact ASD Tugs.