Svitzer's Felixstowe branch gets to experience one of Damen's new designs, a RSD 2513 tug which has been touring some European ports. With a bollard pull of 75 tonnes she is bigger than the 2411's. Innovation is a rear stern drive tug that looks like a kids toy but looks are deceiving as she rides like a dream and performs well on a powered indirect. With a Harwich Haven pilot onboard the Innovation, the plan was to go centre lead aft and Try out her handling with a powered indirect around the 90° Beach End turn out of the harbour.
Pic credits Robin Pridmore