13 Jun 2014 – Iskes Towage & Salvage took delivery of the Bernardus, the first Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid. The delivery represents a turning point for the tug industry as operators and port authorities demand innovative solutions to rising fuel costs and stricter emissions regulations.
Based in IJmuiden near Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Iskes has been operating a conventional Damen ASD Tug 2810 since November 2011. “We already had a very good experience with our existing Damen ASD 2810, which is ideally suited to Amsterdam,” says Iskes owner and Managing Director Jim Iskes. “We are very happy with its performance and so are the crew; it was a logical move to choose Damen for the Hybrid version.