The T/B Audax delivered to Østensjø Rederi AS today from Astilleros Gondan. This is the third and last vessel in a series of three dual fuel tugs. Audax, will together with her two sister tugs, Dux and Pax, serve Statoil’s Melkøya LNG Gas terminal in Hammerfest , Norway. These escort tugs will conduct approximately 150 LNG ship escorts annually, assist with berthing operations and will be maintained in readiness for emergency services such as long line towing, fire-fighting and oil spill response. The vessels are state of the art tugs with LNG clean power and specially designed for harsh and cold climate operations. The contract with Statoil has a duration of 10 years firm with 5 yearly options.

Key Particulars:

Length: 40.20 m
Beam:16.00 m
Bollard pull: 108 t