Damen Delivers Three ASD Tugs to Kenya

Damen recently delivered three of its ASD Tugs 3110 - Simba III, Kiboko II AND Nyangumi II - to be used in the port of Mombasa. The Damen ASD Tug 3110 hallmark is a round bilge hull with a transom stern and a tapered bow. The transom corners are well rounded and the forecastle gives sufficient bow height for severe working conditions. To date more than 100 Damen ASD Tugs are built based on this design. The hull is designed to be strong, with side and bottom plating of 12 mm and decks of 8 mm, and is divided into five watertight compartments.

Two Caterpillar 3516 TA HD engines power each vessel. The main engines have a total output of 3,450 bkW (4626 hp) at 1,600 rpm. Using this power with 2,400 mm diameter Rolls Royce US 205 rudder propellers, each vessel achieves a bollard pull of 58 tons.

The tugs are fitted with comprehensive deck equipment, consisting of a Mampaey disc-type towing hook with a Safe Working Load of 65 tons; a Kraaijeveld capstan of 5 ton at 15 m/min and a stern roller on the aft deck; a combined hydraulic Kraaijeveld anchor winch and two-speed towing winch on the foredeck, with a pull of 18 ton at 11 m/min is fitted, with a holding power of 130 ton.

Nyangumi II alone is fitted with a hydraulic knuckle boom type deck crane. This Effer crane (type 440002S) has a capacity of 5.75 ton at 7.6 m.

On Nyangumi II a standard 20 ft container is fitted with a decompression chamber, also diving compressors and diving equipment are fitted.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Aug 2004 Mississippi

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