Five new tugs en route to Kazakhstan

Raiymbek Batyr and Nauryzbay Batyr, the fourth and fifth tugs in an order of six from two different designs, were officially christened at Rotterdam’s Spido terminal, in front of the Erasmus bridge, earlier this week.

The occasion took place in the presence of the Ambassador of Kazakhstan as well as the management of operator Caspian Offshore Construction (COC), and representatives of COC’s clients TCO and Bluewater.

Raiymbek Batyr is one of the four larger ice class tugs (29.15 metres by 10.73 metres), featuring azimuth stern drive propulsion units and a bollard pull of 42 tonnes. Their primary task is to assist with the straight-line transportation of barges and vessels with modular cargo, components and supporting equipment.

Nauryzbay Batyr will also accommodate azimuth stern drives, but have the additional provision of a bow thruster and feature a bollard pull of 30 tonnes. She will be assigned harbour duties and will predominantly be assisting during precise manoeuvring actions at the cargo offloading facility in Prorva.

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