FAIRPLAY TOWAGE takes delivery of “FAIRPLAY-32”

by Hans | November 23rd, 2011

Almost exactly 5 months after delivery of the “FAIRPLAY-33” the identical sister “FAIRPLAY-32” was named on 15th November 2011 at Daewoo Shipbuilding in Mangalia. Sponsor lady was Mrs. Ursula Biernoth, spouse of Klaus Biernoth who has worked the last years as building supervisor for these two tugs. Following the naming ceremony, the tug was taken over by Hamburg based Fairplay Towage. 

FAIRPLAY-32“ – sailing as well under the flag of Antigua & Barbuda – will be employed in international trades, offshore services as well as for long distance tows. Her first job will commence shortly: early December “FAIRPLAY-32” will pick-up an OSV-hull in the Romanian port of Tulcea for Aalesund in Norway. After completion of this first job, Fairplay will perform a bollard pull test in Stavanger. 

Both “FAIRPLAY-32“ as well as „FAIRPLAY-33“, were ordered in 2007 with Daewoo Romania by a Hamburg based family. Early 2011 it was decided to jointly operate these tugs; „FAIRPLAY-32“ has now been taken into full Fairplay-management whilst „FAIRPLAY-33“ is owned by Fairplay Hamburg. 

Two MAN STX engines (Type 6L32/40) with each 3000 kW at 750 U/min and two Lips controllable pitch propellers with a diameter of each 3,20m in a Kort-Nozzle are expected to produce the power for more than 100 tons bollard pull. 

Two shaft generators with an output of each 640 kVa, 2 Cummins auxiliary engines (Type KTA19DM1GA) with each 390 kW as well as a Cummins Generator (Type 6BT5.9DMGE) with 90 kW are generating the electrical power on board. 

Hatlapa delivered a double drum waterfall winch (Type AH1000 Double Drum). Tugger winches, a 3 tons board-crane, Karmoy Towing Pins and a stern roller (250 tons SWL) are amongst others completing the equipment on board. The free deck space amounts to approx. 155 sqm with a deck load of 10 tons – at specifically strengthened crossbeams even up to 15 tons. Furthermore 2 x 20’ containers can be stored in fixed twist locks. 

Up to 20 persons can be accommodated, mainly in single berth cabins. The tug is fully air-conditioned. The technical equipment in the wheelhouse represents today’s latest standards. Classification is according to the rules and regulations of Lloyd’s Register with the class notation „+100 A1 Tug Fire-Fighting Ship 1 LMC UMS with water spray“. 

Fairplay Towage operates a fleet of harbour-, offshore- and deepsea-tugs, stationed in Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, the German Baltic as well as Poland. In 2008 Fairplay took a 50% participation in Multraship and in the same year both companies established the joint company “Antwerp Towage”, offering harbour services also in the Port of Antwerp. Since 2004 Fairplay is active in Poland through 100%-owned subsidiaries in Szczecin and Swinoujscie. In September 2011 Fairplay completed the takeover of Gdynia-based harbour and coastal towage operator WUZ. 

Hamburg, 23.11.2011 JM/-
Press Release Fairplay

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2 Responses to “FAIRPLAY TOWAGE takes delivery of “FAIRPLAY-32””

  1. claus biernoth says:

    nice report,the tugs looking very good.

  2. Really nice tug,looking very impressive.

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