The tug design has been modified to meet the unique demands of the U.S. tug assist and escort market and, while Foss will construct the tugs to supplement and enhance its fleet, tugs of this build series will be available for purchase by other U.S. tug operators.
"This partnership supports our shared goals," said John Parrott, Foss President and CEO. "It means, we can strengthen our fleet while meeting the demands of our customers, and at the same time Damen has the opportunity to market their innovative tug designs in the U.S."
"Working with Foss will enable us to strengthen our relationship while serving the North American market with state-of-the-art, cost-effective and dependable vessels," said Jan van Hogerwou, Damen's Vice President of New Construction North America. "We're excited about this collaboration and look forward to working closely with Foss."t