The Damen Pushy Cat series offers extremely clean designs and highly manoeuvrable vessels. We have a long history of developing Stan Tugs and Pushy Cats that leads to unparalleled designs and proven propulsion systems. Additionally, our Pushy Cats are easily manageable in every situation. These tugs are built for optimal sailing, manoeuvring and assisting all types of vessel up to the largest VLCCs and container vessels in harbours and at terminals. The designs of the Damen Stan Tug series are based on extensive knowledge, experience and customer feedback.
Tug construction rebounding, but hold the champagne
Fleet | Ultratug
These have been some lean years for a lot of American shipbuilders. But yards that kept the lights on, and their workforce intact, are benefiting from an apparent rebound in new tugboat and towboat construction. There are several factors influencing the uptick, perhaps none as significant as the approaching deadline for all tugboats to meet Coast Guard Subchapter M standards. Market conditions are also forcing bigger operators to respond. Neo-Panamax ships are routinely calling on East Coast ports, and more powerful tugboats are needed to safely escort and assist them. The same trend is happening on the Gulf Coast, which has seen ever-larger supertankers exporting U. The U.
Rising port services' demand drives 2019 tugboat deliveries
Turkish and Chinese shipyards supplied a large slice of the tug newbuildings during the first four months of These deliveries were for owners enhancing their towage capabilities to meet port towage requirements worldwide. In Turkey, shipyards are producing tugboats for domestic operators and for export markets. Svitzer Redhead , with 80 tonnes of bollard pull, will be deployed in Port Kembla and tonne bollard pull Svitzer Ruby in Fremantle. These RAstar design tugs have LNG operational protection packages and a rear winch for over the stern towing operations.
A tugboat or tug is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line. Tugs typically move vessels that either are restricted in their ability to maneuver on their own, such as ships in a crowded harbor or a narrow canal,  or those that cannot move by themselves, such as barges , disabled ships, log rafts , or oil platforms. Tugboats are powerful for their size and strongly built, and some are ocean-going. Some tugboats serve as icebreakers or salvage boats.