Muller Dordrecht welcomes second tug in series

En Avant 25 and En Avant 26 (Photo: Muller Dordrecht)
En Avant 25 and En Avant 26 (Photo: Muller Dordrecht)

Netherlands-based marine services company Muller Dordrecht recently added a newbuild vessel to its fleet of harbour and offshore support tugs. En Avant 26 is the second in a series of tugs designed for harbour and offshore towing, terminal support, escort, and firefighting duties.

Like its earlier sister En Avant 25, the newbuild has an LOA of 32.7 metres, a beam of 12.82 metres, a maximum draught of 6.2 metres, and space for 10 crewmembers. Two Caterpillar 3516C IMO Tier III-compliant main engines that each produce 2,525 kW at 1,800 rpm drive Kongsberg Maritime 3,000mm fixed-pitch propellers to deliver a speed of 13.6 knots and a maximum bollard pull of 85 tonnes. The propulsion setup also includes two Caterpillar C4.4 auxiliary engines and two Leroy Somer 107VA generators.

The tug also boasts 65 square metres of free deck space, making it also suitable for material stowage. The deck equipment consists of a crane, towing and escort winches, and a towing hook.

For firefighting, the vessel relies on two main engine-driven pumps and two remotely-operated foam/water monitors fitted forward of the wheelhouse. The two monitors have a combined maximum discharge rate of 2,400 cubic metres per hour.

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