New Tug for Saam Smit Towage in Canada

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 12, 2016

Saam Smit Towage Canada takes delivery of new built tug SST Capilano, to be added to the fleet of 21 tugs operated in British Columbia. The addition of this tug will further strengthen the fleet that Saam Smit Towage operates in British Columbia.
Saam Smit Towage (SST), a joint venture between SAAM and Royal Boskalis and operating in various locations in the Americas, has taken delivery of a new tugboat to join its fleet of 21 tugboats in British Columbia.
The vessel, SST Capilano, is named after Chief Joe Capilano, a renowned historic leader of the Squamish First Nation and an early champion of First Nations’ rights at the turn of the 20th Century.
The new tug is 22 meters long and will deliver 65 tons bollard pull, helping the Saam Smit Towage fleet meet the higher power requirements driven by increasing ship sizes of their clients as well as meet increased safety standards. The SST Capilano is part of the operator’s renewal plan of the Canadian fleet, which includes the recent addition of two existing modern tugboats and the construction of two new tugboats at ABD Shipyard in North Vancouver.
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