Damen seals deal for the Middle East’s first electric tug

SAFEEN's tug is a fully-electric version of Damen's popular RSD Tug 2513 design (Damen)

Dutch shipbuilder Damen and AD Ports Group company SAFEEN have signed a contract that will herald the introduction of the Middle East’s first fully electric tug.

The vessel, an RSD-E Tug 2513 from Damen’s catalogue, is a fully electric variant of the standard version of this increasingly popular “Reversed Stern Drive” tug, of which more than 30 have been delivered.

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