Bhagwan Marine has taken delivery of a Damen ASD 2310. The Bhagwan Pride tug will be mobilised for towing barges loaded with equipment for an LNG development off the coast of Western Australia.
The Bhagwan Pride has an ahead bollard pull of 48.7 t and 46.5 t astern – the total output of 3000 bkW is provided by two Caterpillar 3512C TA engines.
Damen had to comply with strict environmental regulations, due to the LNG development’s close proximity to the Barrow Island Marine Park, which is home to a diverse range of marine flora and fauna unique to Australian waters.
The tug was constructed in China at Damen Shipyards Changde with only minor modifications. Delivery of the tug follows the Bhagwan Power, a Damen ASD 2810 delivered last year from Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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