Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | April 14 – Deliveries to Brazil and Kenya plus US and Norwegian orders

Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | April 14 – Deliveries to Brazil and Kenya plus US and Norwegian orders

New tugs have been delivered to two operators in Brazil and one in Kenya. Meanwhile, orders have been placed for a new inland pusher tug for an American customer and a low-emission vessel for a Norwegian shipping company.

Svitzer Brazil welcomes new tug to fleet

Photo: Robert Allan Ltd

Svitzer Brazil recently took delivery of an ASD tug built by compatriot company Estaleiro Rio Maguari.

The Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) designed Svitzer Arthur has an LOA of 23.2 metres, a moulded beam of 11.4 metres, a maximum draught of 5.5 metres, and accommodations for a crew of six. Two MTU 16V4000M63 diesel engines driving Kongsberg US205S 2,800mm propellers deliver a bollard pull of 71 tonnes and a free running speed of 13 knots.

The tug is designed to ABS’ Unrestricted Navigation notation.

Turkish yard delivers ASD tug to Kenyan owner

Photo: Med Marine

Turkey’s Med Marine has delivered a tug to Kenya Shipyards for operation by its marine services arm at the Port of Lamu in southern Kenya.

Named Pate, the RAL-designed tug will be used for ship handling, coastal towing, general purpose towing, and escort duties.

The newbuild has na LOA of 29.7 metres, a moulded beam of 13.3 metres, a draught of six metres, and accommodations for eight people. A speed of 12 knots and a bollard pull of 84 tonnes can be achieved thanks to two Caterpillar 3516C 2,525kW engines driving Kongsberg US255P30 fixed-pitch propellers.

Hidrovias do Brasil acquires inland tug from local builder

Photo: Robert Allan Ltd

Brazilian operator Hidrovias do Brasil recently took delivery of a new inland pusher tug built by a local shipyard.

The RAL-designed HB Poraque is the first in a series of two diesel-electric tugs ordered by the same customer. The vessels will provide terminal assistance in the Amazon River system.

The DNV-classed tug has an LOA of 20.4 metres, a moulded beam of 10 metres, a normal operating draught of 2.4 metres, and accommodations for 10 crewmembers.

The diesel-electric propulsion system includes two generators, two L-drives, and a 600kWh battery bank. The tug is capable of performing core operations purely on battery power.

American Commercial Barge Line orders 11,000hp towboat

Photo: CT Marine

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) has awarded C&C Marine and Repair of Louisiana a contract for the construction of a new inland towboat.

Upon delivery, the vessel will operate on ACBL’s mainline network pushing up to 56 barges.. Designed by Portland, Maine-based CT Marine, the twin-screw towboat will measure 198 by 50 feet (60 by 15.24 metres) and will have a total installed power of 11,000 hp (8,202 kW).

Norway’s Bukser og Berging taps Turkish yard for tug newbuilding

Norwegian operator Bukser og Berging has selected a Turkish shipyard for the construction of a new tug that will comply with IMO Tier III emissions requirements.

The 24-metre tug will be designed by Robert Allan Ltd. It will be the ninth tug to be built by the yard for the same customer.

Power will be provided by two Caterpillar 3512E 1,901kW engines driving Kongsberg thrusters. This arrangement will deliver a speed of 12.5 knots and a bollard pull of 60 tonnes.

The tug will also have escort notation.

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