New 70-tonne bp tug for Forth Estuary Towage

Forth Estuary Towage (FET) in Scotland has taken delivery of a new ASD tug built by Sanmar Shipyards to a Robert Allen Ltd. design.

Craigleith measures 28.2 metres by 12.6 metres. She is fitted with a pair of MTU main engines each developing 2,000kW and driving Schottel rudder propellers to give a forward bollard pull of 70 tonnes and a free-running speed of 12.5 knots.

The vessel has been constructed according to ABS rules with FiFi1 notation and is fitted with a forward DMT winch and a 90-tonne SWL Data Hidrolic towing hook aft. A Palfinger deck crane is also fitted. The accommodation includes two single and three double cabins, all with en suite facilities and finished to a high standard.

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