VTS Vasiliko Terminal Services Orders ASD Tug
On July 24, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Cyprus-based VTS Vasiliko Terminal Services, the supplier of marine services to the Port of Vasiliko and the VTTV Oil Terminal Jetty, for a Damen ASD Tug 2310.
Attending the contract signing event was Cyprus’ Minister of Transport Ms. Vassiliki Anastassiadou, who congratulated VTS Vasiliko Terminal Services on its high standard of service, which concurrently enhances Cyprus’ image in the marine services sector.
The new ASD Tug 2310, which is to be named Ayia Marina, is a standardized vessel from the Damen portfolio, but has been enhanced with some specific custom requirements from Vasiliko Terminal Services. “Chief amongst these features is firefighting capabilities of 1200m3/hr so the vessel can operate at the oil terminal, and also in order to respond to instances of coastal oil pollution. We are also having a crane installed to enable us to more easily load and discharge equipment,” said Chief Operations Officer Captain Stelios Christoforou.
Because of Damen’s philosophy of building for stock, the construction of the ASD Tug 2310 was already advanced when the contract was signed. The vessel is being constructed at Damen Shipyards Changde in China and will be delivered to the client in Cyprus before the end of the year.