Kotug Smit Towage has taken the two sister tugs ASD 2913 ‘Rotterdam’ and
‘Southampton’ into service for its European harbour towage. The tugs were built by Damen Shipyards.
Recently, the tugs ‘Rotterdam’ and ‘Southampton’
commenced their harbour towage
activities, starting in the Port of Rotterdam and the
Port of Zeebrugge respectively.
Both tugs have a length of 29 meters, a width of 13 meters and a bollard
pull in excess of 80 tons. The ‘Southampton’ is equipped with a fire-fighting1
system. The tugs were selected for their high performance and short delivery
time. The characteristics of these tugs match the fleet of tugs Kotug Smit is
currently operating and fit perfectly into its European harbour towage operations.
Jeroen van Rookhuijzen, General
Manager Operations Rotterdam, mentioned: “We
welcome the ‘Rotterdam’ in the Port of Rotterdam to assist all types of vessels
of our clients at the Maasvlakte 2 and the Rotterdam area.”
Geert Vandecappelle, General
Manager Operations Scheldt Area, stated: “We
are glad that the ‘Southampton’ will complement our fleet of tugs operating in
Zeebrugge to meet and exceed our clients’ needs.”