Multratug welcomes new tug

25 June 2024

Multraship Towage & Salvage held a Christening ceremony on 30 May to name their newest tug Multratug 35 (registered in the Netherlands) at their home port of Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The vessel is a Damen ASD Tug 3212. Multraship’s HR Manager, Mrs Chrétienne Huisman did the honours and wished the tug and her crews fair winds and following seas.

Damen and Multraship signed the contract for the vessel – together with a second, identical ASD Tug 3212 – in June last year. Multraship’s Managing Director, Captain Leendert Muller, said: “Our business has grown to meet additional customer and project requirements, and as such, we invested in additional vessels and have grown our team both at sea and onshore.”

“Together with Multratug 35, three ASD were ordered. Multratug 34, an ASD Tug 2813, has already been delivered and is in service in Oman. The third, Multratug 36, has been delivered in April and is now sailing to The Netherlands on her own keel. She is expected to arrive early July after an approximate 13,500 miles journey. Multratug 35 and 36 are 32-m tugs to ASD Tug 3212 design for deepsea and coastal towage, salvage and other operations.

Both Multratug 35 and its forthcoming sister are 32m tugs with a bollard pull of 88 tons. Though built to Damen’s proven design, they have been substantially upgraded to Multraship’s high standards and requirements with a series of options. These include compliance with IMO Tier III requirements. This is achieved with the installation of Damen’s in-house developed Marine NOX Reduction system.

Source: Multraship