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Photos: Saam Smit Towage Canada christens the SST Salish

By BCShippingNews 21 May 2017
ABD Enterprises delivers second vessel to Saam Smit...

Saam Smit Towage Canada Inc. invited local industry, friends and family to witness the christening of their newest vessel in mid-May. The christening included a traditional First Nation blessing, performed by the Squamish Nation, and Kim Stegeman-Lowe, President of Squamish Terminals, had the honour of being the vessel’s sponsor. Built by ABD Enterprises, owners Al Dawson and Burton Drody were pleased to deliver the second vessel to Saam Smit following the completion of the SST Capilano last year. Details of the vessel are as follows: Length: 21.69m / Breadth: 10.67m / Depth Mld: 3.96m / Gross Tons 198 / Fuel Capacity: 36,368 L / Power: 2 X MTU 16V4000M61, 2000 kW each / Bollard Pull: 65MT / Auxiliaries: 2 X John Deere 4045 DMF, 40 kW / Drive Units: 2 X Rolls-Royce US20 FP Z-Drives / Winch (fwd): DMT TW-H300KN, 180 MT braking power, 30 MT pulling power / Towline: Amsteel Blue 200M X 64mm, 300MT breaking strain / Class: Lloyds +100A1 Tug, Coastal Service, LMC, UMS / Voyages: NC2 / Accommodation for five