Repasa's ASD Tugs yesterday successfully assisted the berthing of an LNG carrier. The two Damen Stan Tugs 1606, outfitted as line handling boats, sailed to the buoy to receive the tanker for their first mission in Equatorial Guinea. For Repasa, this is a successful start of its new joint venture with P&O Maritime.
“We welcomed the opportunity to construct these two tugs for Repasa,” said Damen’s regional sales manager Reinier van Herel. “With line-handling operations such as this, the tugs always operate as a pair.”
The Damen Stan Tugs 1606, Red Ant and Red Bee, are the first Damen builds in Repasa’s fleet of workboats which also includes AHT and ASD tugs.
Damen constructed the vessels to the proven Stan Tug design at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Illustrating Damen’s commitment to short delivery times, the Red Ant and the Red Bee were delivered to family-owned Repasa in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea at the end of September, less than two months after the contract signing.
“The contract is a successful match between Repasa’s operational needs and Damen’s high quality product,” continued Mr Van Herel. “We are happy to be involved with Repasa and P&O Maritime, who are working together to explore opportunities in West Africa. We look forward to further prospects in the future.”
Damen Stan Tugs 1606, Red Ant and Red Bee
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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