Wilson Sons shipyard has delivered second Damen-designed tug to SAAM Smit Towage Brazil. SST-Aruá is the second tugboat in a series of four that were ordered from Wilson Sons Group.
It is a 24 m azimuth stern drive tug with a bollard pull of 71 tonnes and is the sister tug to SST-Aimoré, which was delivered in June this year.
“It took just over 18 months to deliver the second tugboat from the moment of signing the contract,” said Wilson Sons shipyard director Adalberto Souza. He said this was two months quicker than the contract required. SST-Aruá was built in Guarujá. Wilson Sons shipyard has another four tugboats in its orderbook for delivery up to 2019 – two more for SAAM Smit and another two for Wilson Sons Rebocadores.