Newbuild tractor tug heads for New Zealand

The first of Sanmar Shipyard’s Delicay tug series is on its way by heavy lift ship to New Zealand.

Built to a Robert Allan Ltd design, Kinaki is equipped with the lower power option at 60 tonnes bollard pull.

Measuring 25.3 metres overall with a 12-metre beam and maximum draught of 6.1 metres, Kinaki is powered by a pair of Caterpillar engines, each developing 1,902kW at 1,800rpm.

The Rolls-Royce Z-drive azimuthing thrusters with 2,500mm diameter propellers resulted in a sea trial performance of 62 tonnes bollard pull ahead and a free-running speed of 11 knots.

A main engine-driven FiFi system from FFS of 1,400 cubic metres per hour is fitted but full FiFi1 can be incorporated.

The air-conditioned accommodation includes three twin-berth cabins with en suite facilities, separate galley and mess/TV room.

Built to ABS certification and New Zealand flag requirements, the new vessel is being shipped to its new owner, Port Taranaki, located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Port Taranaki is primarily an export port for methanol and other petrochemical products. It also handles the import of dry bulk products.

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