Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard has delivered two combined towing and pilotage vessels in a series to Tianjin Port.
Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, Jin Gang Lun 31 and Jin Gang Lun 32 will be used to transport pilots in rough sea conditions in Bohai Bay and to provide ship berthing, unberthing, and coastal towing in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of the Tianjin Port authority. The vessels may also provide icebreaking assistance in the estuaries of nearby rivers.
Each vessel has an LOA of 40 metres, a moulded beam of 11 metres, a moulded depth of 5.12 metres, a maximum draught of 3.86 metres, a bollard pull of 36 tonnes, and a free running speed of 14.48 knots.
Accommodations are for a crew of 10 and a pilot room with seating capacity for four people. Facilities include a mess with galley, five single cabins, and a common washroom.