Port of London to get new Damen tug via Svitzer

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Svitzer for the delivery of an ASD Tug 3212. The vessel, to be named Svitzer Thames, will operate in the Port of London. She will be the fourth Damen ASD Tug 3212 in the company’s UK fleet.

Damen and Svitzer signed the contract for the vessel in December last year.

“We already operate a number of Damen ASD Tugs 3212, including four in the south of the UK so operational synergies are obvious,” says Kasper Karlsen, Svitzer Europe COO. “We’ve been impressed by the model’s ability to handle large container vessels and by its reliability. When we were looking to expand our fleet, it made sense to approach Damen.”

Damen says the ASD Tug 3212 exhibits excellent seakeeping characteristics, superb manoeuvrability and, with 80 tonnes bollard pull, the outstanding towing characteristics required to handle the large container vessels Svitzer Thames will encounter in the Port of London.

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