MV KAIRI, DAMEN ASD 2810, leaves for Trinidad

02 Oct 2014

Delivery of first Damen ASD Tug 2810 to ARC Towage in a four vessel contract

On 31 July 2013, ARC Towage signed four contracts at the Netherlands shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group. The new building contracts with ARC Towage are the result of a special joint venture established to provide the gas terminal berthing services for a significant energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago. The first Damen ASD Tug 2810 has now left for Trinidad, while the second vessel will leave in two weeks.

  • The last two tugs will arrive mid-December this year. The tugs are being built at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, and will be delivered by Damen Services in Trinidad and Tobago before 1 January 2015. The vessels will provide towage services for escorting, berthing and un-berthing LNG-vessels.

  • Exterior explosion-proof lighting

    The ASD Tugs 2810 have a minimal bollard pull of 60 tons and a maximum speed of 12.9 knots. For operation in and around the LNG terminal, the vessels are equipped with rig savers on all engines which are remote shut off valves, remote-closing air intakes, gas detection systems and exterior explosion-proof lighting.