Svitzer purchases newbuild 80 tbp ASD escort tug for Southampton
Svitzer has signed a contract for purchasing a new build 80 tbp ASD escort tug which will strengthen its fleet in Southampton. Svitzer has signed a contract with Sanmar to purchase a newbuild 80 tbp ASD escort tug for Southampton, strengthening its fleet to meet current and future customer requirements and reemphasising its commitment to the port of Southampton.
The new Sanmar - built Robert Allan - designed vessel – RAstar 2800 Class ASD Escort vessel – has been specifically chosen for her manoeuvrability and reliability. The tug will be named Svitzer Adira, a name with connotations of strength and power. She will join the fleet in Southampton in early May.
The RAstar 2800 design is principally intended to provide significantly enhanced escort towing and is configured for demanding escort operations and maximum efficiency in handling large vessels in confined spaces. She is powered by two Caterpillar main engines producing 2525 kw and is FIFI 1 compliant.
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