What is the most powerful tug? There is no easy answer. It starts with the definition, what is a tug and what not. The following list contains mostly traditional deep sea tugs and AHT. In bold letters are some AHTS. The list is far from complete. There were so many AHTS in the range of 200 tbp to 260 tbp built in the last years, that it is impossible to keep track of them. The number of new AHT is relatively small. Far Samson is also classified as AHTS!

**Most powerful tugs ****Far Samson** 35,900 bhp 423 tbp 2009

**Normand Progress** 27.920 bhp 304 tbp 1999

Uranus 24,480 bhp 285 tbp 2009

**Far Sovereign** 25,500 bhp 280 tbp 1999

**Olympic Zeus** 27,200 bhp 260 tbp 2009

**Olympic Hera** 27,200 bhp 260 tbp 2009

Nikolay Chiker 24,480 bhp 248 tbp 1989

Fortiy Krylov 24,480 bhp 248 tbp 1989

Janus/Ursus 19,000 bhp 220 tbp 2007/2008

Taurus 19,000 bhp 207 tbp 2007

**Union Manta** 20,000 bhp 205 tbp 2003

Fairmount Sherpa 16,320 bhp 200 tbp 2005 +4 sisters

Abeille Bourbon 21,450 bhp 200 tbp 2005

Abeille Liberte 21,450 bhp 200 tbp 2005

De Da 20,800 bhp 200 tbp 1979

De Yue 20,800 bhp 200 bpt 1978

Magnus 19,000 bhp 192 tbp 2006

Smit Amandla 19,200 bhp 185 tbp 1976

Wolraad Woltemade 19,200 bhp 185 tbp 1976

Anglian Sovereign 16,400 bhp 180 tbp 2003

Anglian Princess 16,090 bhp 180 tbp 2001

Baraka I 16,000 bhp 161 tbp 1993

Ezzat Adel 16,000 bhp 162 tbp 1993

Magdelan Sea 16,000 bhp 135 tbp 1978

Ryan Leet 16,000 bhp 135 tbp 1978

**Alex Chouest** 15,000 bhp not known 1999

**Edison Chouest** 15,000 bhp not known 1999

SmitWijs London 13,500 bhp 152 tbp 1976

SmitWijs Rotterdam 13,500 bhp 151 tbp 1975

SmitWijs Singapore 13,500 bhp 178 tbp 1984

Oceanic 13,200bhp 179 tbp 1969

Abeille Flande 12.800 bhp 160 tbp 1978

Abeille Languedoc 12.800 bhp 160 tbp 1979

The basic data came from

http://www.modellbau-wiki.de/wiki/Schlepper%28Schiff%29 , I updated the list a bit.

Volker