Seaspan Marine said it has taken delivery of the first of two secondhand tugs acquired from Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyards.
The two 24-meter, 75+ ton bollard pull tugs are escort rated and feature Class 1 Fire Fighting capability. They will service the Vancouver market.
“These powerful tugs are an example of Seaspan’s continued long-term commitment to service our ship docking customers in a market where the average ship size continues to increase over time,” said Frank Butzelaar, CEO, Seaspan Marine Transportation.
The newly delivered Seaspan Raptor was built in 2015 and was initially operated by Sanmar in its own fleet. Seaspan said the vessel has recently undergone a full docking and modifications to meet Seaspan and Canadian requirements and will sail to Vancouver with arrival expected in late November.
The second tug, a sister vessel built in 2016, will be delivered to Seaspan in the spring of 2021.
These are the fifth and sixth tugs Seaspan has acquired from Sanmar, each designed by Vancouver-based naval architect Robert Allan Ltd.
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