POSH gets OSD Azistern tugs

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

27 February 2017


PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH Singapore), the international offshore support vessel operator, has taken delivery of two Azistern 3270 tugs designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD).

Posh Husky and Posh Hardy were built at Paxocean Shipyard in Singapore. They are classed by Bureau Veritas, and fly the Singapore flag. The 488 gt vessels have a LOA of 31.62 m, a bollard poll of 72 tons, and a maximum speed of 13 knots.

They can accommodate ten crew members in six single and two twin-berth cabins.

The Azistern 3270 tug is a further development of OSD’s low-emission Azistern series. The company says it expects to reduce emissions by 30% compared to conventional, similar-sized harbour tugs now in service.

Managing Director at OSD Michiel Wijsmuller says, “POSH has a young and diverse fleet of over one hundred vessels servicing various sectors of the offshore oil and gas value chain, and we are delighted that it has supplemented its portfolio with the addition of these two new OSD-designed tugs.”