FEBRUARY 11th, 2015
At 11th February 2015 another strong tug from DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem joined the fleet. This tug is the first of the new Type DAMEN ASD 2913. Petersen & Alpers is the launching customer and contributed a good deal of input into this new type. This tug will be mainly operated in the Port of Hamburg and the river Elbe. For extra safety the hull has been built with a double hull. The additional hydrostatic uplift of this double hull reduces the draft significantly by more than 1 meter compared to other tugs with the same bollard pull. The two Caterpillar main engines with a total engine output of 5.050 kW (6.772 HP) combined with two Rolls Royce thrusters results to a bollard pull up to 80,3 tons. This tug will be the strongest tug ever operated by P&A and will be within the top class of tugs in the port of Hamburg. P&A again puts into their scope the ever growing size of Container vessels which enter service constantly.