The “State of the art” locally built Damen Azimuth Stern Drive Tug was handed over and christened in an all female themed event on 9th October, 2009 at quay 500 in the Cape Town harbour. Guests and dignitaries were flown into South Africa for the special event from countries as far afield as Paris, England, Holland and more than 30 well-wishers from the vessel’s home port in Nigeria.
The “Osayame”, meaning God’s gift is the first Tug of its kind to be built in South Africa by Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), and its owner Starzs Investments Company, is the first indigenous Nigerian company to commission and own such a vessel. The vessel carries a Nigerian flag and is 100% Nigerian manned. The Osayame’s owner, Mr. Greg Ogbeifun and his family, including his two year old daughter and the namesake of the vessel in Cape Town accepted the hand over from DSCT’s Chairman Mr. Sam Montsi.