The first 70 tonne bollard pull version of a Robert Allan Ltd. tugs design has been delivered to her owner, Svitzer of Denmark. The vessel was built by Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey, and christened Svitzer Vale.
In order to allow for a high bollard pull in this length hull (25.3 metres), the beam is relatively wide at 12 metres. To prevent potential directional stability issues, The stern of the hull features simple but effective stabilisers developed by Voith and Robert Allan Ltd. The result is an efficient, highly controllable and manoeuvrable tractor tug despite having a low length to beam ratio.
The hull features a raised focsle deck for operation in rough weather and for keeping the lower accommodation space above the design waterline for MLC compliance.
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