Port of Lebanon accepts delivery of harbour tug

Lebanon’s Port of Beirut has acquired a 22.5-metre by 8.8-metre harbour and coastal tug from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine.

To be used by Beirut Pilotage Station, the Robert Allan Ltd-designed vessel has twin MTU engines that develop a total output of 2,280kW with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots and bollard pull of 40 tonnes.

Classed by RINA for towage operations and unrestricted navigation, the tug accommodates six crew in a captain’s cabin, officer cabin and two double crew cabins.

Two Caterpillar 75ekW gensets provide two electric power for vessel services, including the deck machinery.

The Marsis fire-fighting system delivers 1,200 cubic metres per hour to two electrically-controlled monitors.

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