by Hans | May 21st, 2016
We are pleased to be able to announce the delivery of ‘T.Damala 6’, the first of two 19.0m shallow draught ASD tugs.
The vessel has been completed after an 18 month collaboration between Macduff Ship Design (Scotland) and RMK Marine (Tuzla, Turkey) which has already seen the successful completion and delivery of 7 new vessels to two different designs. All 9 of the contracted vessels have been built for the same local owner.
The second tug and final vessel of this contract is nearing completion and will be delivered this summer. The tug has been built to ABS Class with the Notation +A1, +AMS, +ABCU, Towing Vessel, QR, BP(21), UWILD. On trials she has proven her exceptional performance for a vessel of this size, having achieved her contract requirements with a bollard pull in excess of 24 tonnes.
The vessel is designed as a multi-role ASD harbour tug with the unusual fact that she has a draft restriction of 3.0m. The vessel is propelled by two BERG MTA 316 ASD units which are driven by Caterpillar C32 main engines, rated at 746 KW at 1800 rpm. On deck she is fitted with an ‘H’ bitt bollard both forward and aft of the wheelhouse, and to which are attached 2 x 30 Tonne SWL disc type towing hooks. On the aft deck is fitted a Toimil T-10500 marine crane for cargo operations as well as a capstan, with an electric windlass forward. There is also a fire monitor with a 600 m3/hr fire pump fitted to the port main engine. The vessel has a half height raised wheelhouse which gives excellent all round visibility when conducting towing operations. Below deck is fitted with crew accommodation for 4, in 2 cabins. There is also a common WC and shower space as well as a spacious galley and crew mess area.