Work Boat World Tug and Salvage Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – May 31, 2022

Saam James Point (Photo: Saam Towage)

A well-known Turkish shipyard scores a hat trick with three successive deliveries in as many weeks to customers in home waters and farther west in Latin America while a Dutch firm supplies a new tug for use on Canada’s western coast.

Saam receives new tugs for Canada, Peru operations

Saam Towage has taken delivery of two new tugs for operations in Canada and Peru.

The first tug, Saam James Point, was built by Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam for operation in Southern British Columbia.

Measuring 23 by 12 metres, the tug has a bollard pull of 70 tonnes thanks to two Caterpillar 3512C IMO Tier III main engines.

Saam Condor (Photo: Sanmar Shipyards)

The second tug, Saam Condor, was built by Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey to a Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) design. Like near-identical sister Saam Halcon III, which operates in Saam’s home country of Chile, the new tug measures 24 metres long and has a bollard pull of 70 tonnes courtesy of two Caterpillar 3516C engines.

Saam Condor also has firefighting equipment including a pump driven by the port side main engine and with a capacity of 2,700 cubic metres per hour.

Svitzer to deploy new tug in Dominican Republic

Svitzer Rivas (Photo: Sanmar Shipyards)

Sanmar Shipyards has delivered a new Z-drive tug to towage company Svitzer for its operations in the Dominican Republic.

The ABS-classed, RAL-designed Svitzer Rivas has an LOA of 24.4 metres, a moulded beam of 11.5 metres, and two Caterpillar 3516C 2,350kW diesel engines driving Kongsberg fixed-pitch azimith thrusters. The tug is capable of a bollard pull of 80 tonnes and a minimum free running speed of 12 knots.

The deck equipment includes a DMT TW-E250kN frequency controlled electrical drive double drum towing winch while Fifi1 equipment is also fitted.

Sanmar adds another newbuild azimuth tractor tug to towage fleet

Delicay XIII (Photo: Sanmar Shipyards)

Sanmar completes its recent series of deliveries with a new Z-drive tug built for operation by its own towage fleet in Turkey.

The RAL-designed Delicay XIII will be operated in Nemrut Bay in the Aegean Sea. Duties will include ship handling and general towage.

The tug has an LOA of 25.3 metres, a moulded beam of 12 metres, an approximate extreme draught of 6.55 metres, and two Caterpillar 3516C diesels delivering a bollard pull of 75 tonnes.

Delicay XIII will replace Sanmar’s current Nemrut Bay tug, the 2019-built Terminal XXIV. The older vessel will then be handed over to local operator MedTug.

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