Société Nouvelle de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes (SNRTM) has ordered a stan tug from Damen Shipyards to operate in Toulon, France and the surrounding coastal area.
This tug is based on Damen’s STu 1606 design and will be used for harbour and offshore towage from Toulon, which has a cruise port and a naval base.
SNRTM’s acquired tug has already been constructed in China and is available for fast delivery to the client from the Netherlands.
Damen expects to hand over the vessel before the end of Q1 2019, after completing the tug in accordance with the SNRTM’s requirements.
This is another example of tugs built for stock and sold for operations in the Mediterranean region. Earlier in November, Damen Shipyards secured a contract from Scafi Group subsidiary Rimorchiatori Spezzini to deliver two azimuth stern drive tugs in Q1 and Q2 2019.
Damen builds tugs to various designs in its shipyards in Changde and Yichang, China and ships them to the Netherlands for completion. It received the latest shipment of tug newbuildings on heavy-lift ship, Tasmanic Winter, at the end of October. This shipment included ASD 2411 design tugs, plus vessels of ASD 2009, ASD 3010 ICE and STu 1606 designs.
SNRTM provides towage along the Mediterranean coast and provides services to barges, cruise ships, ferries and naval vessels operating around Toulon.