New Tug Named

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Adsteam Marine Limited has named the first of three new tugs that are an integral part of a phased capital program to upgrade the company’s fleet in its United Kingdom ports.

The state-of-the-art Adsteam Ferriby – a 24/11 class tug that takes its name from two towns that straddle its new workplace, the River Humber on the UK’s east coast – underwent rigorous checking and sea trials in the Netherlands before delivery.

Built by Dutch shipbuilding specialist, Damen, in its shipyards on the Shanghai River in China, Adsteam Ferriby is identical to Barunga, which was delivered to Adsteam Marine’s Newcastle operation in Australia in January 2004. It is only the second tug of its type in the world and, at 24 m with a bollard pull of 70 tons, is specifically designed for the handling of larger, heavier vessels.

Adsteam Ferriby offers maneuverability and handling, with a potential speed of 13 knots, a stopping time of 6 seconds (from full speed) and the ability to turn through 360 degrees in just 12 seconds.

Adsteam Chief Executive Europe, Stephen Eastwood said: “We are delighted to officially launch this new addition to our Humber operation and anticipate that this vessel will set the standard for the future.

“We have also decided that future tugs will bear the name Adsteam, followed by a name of local significance or historic relevance to reinforce our corporate brand across the UK fleet.

The villages of North and South Ferriby straddle the Humber, so we chose this name to represent the comprehensive service we offer to customers right across the river.” “Business on the Humber is buoyant, representing 10% of the UK’s total imports and exports,” Mr Eastwood said.

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