Tidewater orders tug duo at Damen

Written by Marine Log Staff
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The 23-meter Stan Tug 2309 is a compact and versatile harbor and coastal tug

Damen Shipyards reports that it has signed a contract with Houston-headquartered Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) for the supply of two Damen Stan Tugs 2309. The tugs will be built at Albwardy Damen Sharjah and, on delivery in the first quarter of 2023, will both go on charter to a long-standing Tidewater customer.

Damen says the 23-meter Stan Tug 2309 is a compact and versatile harbor and coastal tug which, in its standard format, is equipped for towing, mooring and fire-fighting, with a bollard pull of 40 tonnes and approximately 45 square meters of deck space.

The vessels are built in series to a standard design. For Tidewater and its client, these two vessels have been fitted with additional fire-fighting capability plus extra platforms and capstans aft for safe and efficient hose maintenance on deck.

Tidewater is a longstanding customer of Damen, with more than 25 Damen vessels delivered to its fleet.

Daan Dijxhoorn, area manager, Damen North America, commented: “We’re very happy that Tidewater is returning to Damen to build these latest additions to its fleet. We are confident that the Stan Tug 2309s will fulfil their purpose effectively and efficiently.”

Piers Middleton, vice president, sales and marketing, for Tidewater commented: “We are very excited to not only be returning to Damen to build the latest and most efficient tugs in the marketplace today, but also to be able to continue to support our longstanding partners and stakeholders by committing to building new vessels to support their ongoing operations.”

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