APRIL 25, 2014 — Damen Shipyards has booked its first order to construct a new ASD 3212 tug for operation in Italian waters. It is the 15th order to be placed with Damen by Scafi - Società di navigazione S.p.A. and cements a business relationship that goes back 20 years.
Scafi ordered the 32 m ASD 3212 tug as part of its program of continuous fleet renewal and improvement.
"The Damen ASD 3212 is a multi-tasking tug designed to the smallest details using the best of Damen shipbuilding knowledge and valuable input from several clients," says Damen Regional Sales Manager Andrea Trevisan. "Scafi's new tug will have a bollard pull exceeding 80 tonnes, fulfilling the Italian flag requirements with notations such a Fire Fighting 1, escort, oil product salvage and oil recovery tug."
Construction will take place at Damen's Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.
"The delivery time was certainly an added value as the vessel will be ready in August reflecting Damen's philosophy of building most of our tugs on stock," says Mr. De Lange.
Innovations in the new Damen ASD 3212 tug include a completely revised hull form and a higher bow, resulting in better speed and a dry foredeck. Since its introduction in 2012, several Damen ASD 3212s have entered service worldwide and owners are reportedly extremely satisfied about their performances.