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Monday, April 23, 2018

Foss Inks Deal to Build Damen Tugs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 29, 2017

Damen ASD 2813 escort/assist vessel with 6,800 hp and 90 ton bollard pull for the U.S. market.  (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Damen ASD 2813 escort/assist vessel with 6,800 hp and 90 ton bollard pull for the U.S. market. (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime and Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to produce and market the Damen ASD 2813 tug. The tug design has been modified to meet the unique demands of the U.S. tug assist and escort market. The first four of a series of at least 10 tugs will be constructed at the Foss Rainier, Ore., Shipyard, with delivery planned for 2019. 

While Foss will construct the tugs to supplement and enhance their fleet, tugs of this build series will be available for purchase by other U.S. tug operators.
 
“This partnership supports our shared goals,” said John Parrott, Foss President and CEO. “It means, we can strengthen our fleet while meeting the demands of our customers, and at the same time Damen has the opportunity to market their innovative tug designs in the U.S."
 
 
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