New Tug Enters Service in Southampton for Kotug Smit Towage


By The Maritime Executive 03-04-2018 04:11:06

Kotug Smit Towage has taken the newly-built ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug Buffalo into service for its European harbor towage activities. 

The Buffalo is the third tug built by Damen for Kotug Smit Towage, following the earlier delivered tugs Rotterdam and Southampton. The ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug has a length of 25 meters, a width of 13 meters and with her 72 ton bollard pull, she combines compactness with maneuverability. 

The tug was selected for its high performance and short delivery time. The characteristics of this tug match the fleet of tugs Kotug Smit Towage is currently operating and fits perfectly into its European harbor towage operations. Recently, the Buffalo commenced her harbor towage activities in the Port of Southampton. 

David Slater, Commercial Area Manager United Kingdom, stated: “We welcome the Buffalo in the Port of Southampton to assist all types of vessels of our customers. We are pleased that the Buffalo will complement our existing fleet of tugs to respond to the continuing customer demands.” 

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