SPOTD: A Small Elegant Goliath Pulling Beast

The Damen ASD Tug 2810  Caterpillar 3516C Marine Engine

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) features Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller’s ASD 3212 Mooring Tugboat.

The Damen ASD Tug 2810 is proven in the industry. More than 170 of these compact, powerful tugs are working in ports worldwide. They are known by their captains for their quick acceleration and manoeuvrability and, according to Damen, can work in any climate, no matter how challenging.

Designed for ship handling. These tugs have a spacious foredeck with plenty of working space, making it easier to handle the ropes from a large ship. The deck is obstacle free and with a 1.1 m bulwark.

The engine room has been designed for safe operation, optimal accessibility and easy maintenance but, most importantly, power which, equipped with a high efficiency 16 cylinders Caterpillar 3516C TA HD/C, this tug has in spades.