Another of popular class heads for West Central Africa

by Hans | February 8th, 2017

Tugboat Ivindo started her maiden journey to operate in West Central Africa.

This is the latest in the Bogacay Class which has achieved such notable success in recent years with over 30 having been delivered or on order. This ASD design, exclusive to this builder, is known as the Robert Allan RAmparts 2400 SX Class but contains considerable input based on Sanmar’s own operational experience.

Measuring 24.4m in length with a moulded beam of 11.25m and an overall draft 5.70m, the tug is powered by pair of Caterpillar 3516 C main engines, each developing 2100kW at 1600 rev/min driving Rolls-Royce type US 255 FP azimuth drives with carbon shafts turning 2600mm diameter propellers inside high efficiency nozzles with stainless steel inner surfaces. Auxiliary generator sets are also by Caterpillar – a pair of 86ekW C4.4s.

The port side main engine also powers the pump that feeds the external fire-fighting system with a FFS supplied monitor capacity of 1200m3/h located at the forward end of the bridge deck.
This machinery combination delivers a bollard pull of up to 70 tonnes and drives the hull when free-running at a speed of 13 knots. The main winch, manufactured by DMT, is mounted on the fore deck.

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