The clients’ specification called for:
o Compact tug with lots of power
o Minimal crew required for operation
o High thrust at low speed during towing
The large aft work deck of the tug, provides a clear working area for crew during at sea operations and is equipped with a large deck winch.
The raised wheelhouse, is forward of the tug providing excellent visibility. It has room for the Captain and crew. It includes large windows looking aft to enable monitoring of deck operations. The wheel house roof has all round safety rails for safer personnel access to the roof and aerial tower.
The propulsion consists of:
o Two Caterpillar 3508B Engines 855Hp @ 1800rpm
o Gearbox Two ZF3310
o Two Kaplan Fixed Pitch Propellers
This commercial vessel offers comfortable sleeping accommodation for up to two crew, in addition to the master’s cabin, and has a small galley for overnight trips.
At only 20 metres long, the tug is capable of twenty tonne of bollard pull, is highly manoeuvrable with free running speed of approximately 11 knots.
This NMS commercial vessel is designed to meet guidelines for safety and emergency equipment, and is fitted out with an inflatable life raft on top of the wheel house.
Enhanced freeboard is designed to minimise water on deck, and provide improved sea keeping.
This is a high powered, compact tug designed for efficiency, crew comfort and safety.
Our Naval Architects have extensive experience with Tugs built and operating in Australia. With this experience Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions can design a solution for your operation that will enable your crew to efficiently and safely perform their work.