Damen delivers tug to Colombia’s Intertug in just two weeks

Written by Nick Blenkey

Damen tugboat TanokWhen Colombian tug operator Intertug S.A. needed a tugboat in a hurry, Damen Shipyards was able to deliver one from stock in two weeks.

The vessel is the ASD 3213 Tanok. Built at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, it delivers a bollard pull of 86.5 t and 80 t astern. Its power is provided by two Caterpillar C280-8/MC engines, giving it a total power of 7,268 Horsepower.

The new tug is equipped with a 15 m crane with a 5 t lifting capacity and although a Damen “standard,” the ASD 3213 offers high levels of crew comfort and daylight accommodation, which was one of Intertug’s requirements.

The Damen standard ASD 3213 has a double drum fore and aft winch, Fi-Fi 1 and a large stern roller with towing pins to guide the towing line in adverse weather conditions.

The latest addition to the Intertug fleet will be providing offshore assistance in Dos Bocas for Mexican National Oil Company PEMEX.

In addition, Intertug has ordered an ASD 3212 that will be delivered from Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania) end of May 2012.

Intertug now has a fleet of 26 vessels, 13 of which have been designed and built by Damen Shipyards. This includes Stan Tugs ranging from 40 to 70 t bollard pull and a growing number of ASD tugs.

Intertug and Damen have worked together for around 20 years. As with a great number of its previously acquired vessels, Intertug decided to opt for a financing structure with Damen Customer Finance. Thanks to the excellent track record of both Intertug and Damen’s Customer Finance department, the financing could be arranged within the extremely short delivery time of the vessel.

April 4, 2012

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