Sealink Marine Shipyards has recently launched an azimuthing stern drive (ASD) from its facility in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. The 32 by 11.8-metre tug has a 5.2-metre moulded depth.
Power for this capable vessel derives from a pair of Cummins QSK60M diesels each generating 1,700kW at 1,900rpm. These turn 2.4-metre controllable pitch propellers on Rolls Royce azimuthing drive units.
This power gives the tug a 52-tonne bollard pull ahead, a 49-tonne bollard pull astern and a 13.6-knot free running speed.
The one-man operation bridge has a 360-degree view along with extensive electronic navigation and communications equipment. Accommodation for up to eight crewmembers is provided in two one-person and three two-person cabins. All accommodations are centrally air-conditioned.
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