Delivery of a new azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug has enhanced towage in Russia’s most eastern commercial port
Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port has started operating a new harbour tug designed and built by Damen Shipyards to support shipping using its quaysides to load and unload cargo loading.
Nakhodka is east of Vladivostok and near a CMA CGM container terminal, on the coast of the Sea of Japan. Nakhodka’s new tug was named Geliy in honour of Geliy Myasnikov, who was managing director of the Nakhodka port from 1986-2004.
This ice-class tug has installed power of 2,600 kW and can break 70 cm of ice in the harbour during northern hemisphere winters.
Delivery of Geliy is part of Nakhodka’s drive to increase port trade and enhance marine services. It follows the addition of a similar ice-class ASD tug, Petr, in July 2019 which was also built and designed by Damen. The port’s tugboat fleet also includes ASD vessel Yermak.
Damen designs a range of different tugs and harbour vessels, building some for its own stock in shipyards in China and Vietnam. Damen then adapts these tugboats for client requirements.
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