LEADING towage and salvage specialist Multraship has welcomed Multratug 28, an energy-efficient hybrid Damen ASD 2810-type tug with state-of-the-art FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities, into its fleet. Damen’s ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design and this is the second of its class to be built. It features diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery-powered propulsion systems. This hybrid configuration will enable Multraship to lower fuel costs by up to 30 percent and emissions by up to 60 percent.
Multraship managing director Leendert Muller said, “This new tug will provide clean and energy-efficient harbour towage in the Zeeland Seaports and Antwerp areas. It will also be on standby for fire- or explosion-related emergencies in the western and central part of the River Scheldt and for offshore services. As a traditional family-owned towage and salvage company we are very proud to be one of the world leaders in the deployment of hybrid tugs which set new benchmarks for environmentally-friendly operation.”
Multraship is a leading Dutch towage and salvage company. It draws on a century of experience in the maritime sector. Multraship’s core operations include harbour towage, ocean towage, salvage and services to the dredging, offshore and renewable energy industries. It operates and manages a large fleet of tugs, salvage vessels, floating sheerlegs and other craft equipped with modern towage, salvage and fire-fighting equipment and manned by experienced and highly-trained masters and crew. www.multraship.com