Talas on trails in the Rotterdam Europoort

by Hans | September 8th, 2017

This morning, 7 September 2017 I have receive a report that the Damen built Shoalbuster 2709 with yard number 571705 named Talas (Imo 9787950) commenced trails in the Rotterdam Europort.

In an earlier article we have read that ISA Towage B.V. has bought a new Damen Shoalbuster 3209 and named her ISA. The question was what happened with the former Isa from ISA Towage B.V.

The answer is here.
The former Isa from ISA Towage is sold to Kazmortransflot and named her Talas, This Shoalbuster was handed over last year 9 December 2016 to ISA Towage B.V. Within one year the owner Willem-Harm Mastenbroek, at that time of delivery from V.O.F. Sleepboot ISA sold her vessel and bought a bigger and stronger Shoalbuster. As we know the “Talas” has a length o.a. of 27.02 meters. She is width o.a. 9.10 meters and has a depth at half-length at sides of 3.60 meters. Her approx. draft aft is 2.63 meters. She has a grt. of 221 tonnes and  has a displacement of 370 tons.

The main power is provided by two Caterpillar 3512C TA/A diesel engines each developing 1,119 bkW (1,500 hp) at 1,600 rev/min. This is delivered to a two screw arrangement 2,100 mm Promarin fixed pitch propellers turning in Damen Marine Components “Optima” nozzles via Reintjes WAF665 gearboxes with reduction ratio of 5.95:1. On trails, this configuration gave the vessel an average bollard pull ahead of 40.2 tonnes with a maximum bollard pull of 41.2 tons and a free running speed of 11 knots.

The 200 bhp bow thruster is hydraulically driven. The Talas has two Generator sets made Caterpillar C-4.4 TA units, each with an output of 86.3 kVA, 50Hz – 230/400V AC;  A diesel drivene hydraulic set Caterpillar C-90 TA with a capacity of 269 kW at 1.,800 rpm. The fuel separator is from Westfalia type OTC-2. The transfer pumps for water and fuel are type SIHI with a capacity of 50m3/hr at 4.8 bar. The two Compressors has a capacity of 175 L/min each. The deck machinery comprises a two DMT hydraulic driven Anchor Winches. Two Pool (HHP) anchors of 275kg each with a 19 mm short-link anchor chain 192.5m.

The anchorhandling/towing winch is a DMT Waterfall execution, hydraulically driven winch with a towing pull capacity of 50 ton at 4.0 m/min pull, slack 0-23m/min and a holding power 125 ton. On the drum is a wire fitted with 850 mtrs in length and with a diameter of 40 mm. The anchor handling winch has a towing pull capacity of 100 ton at 2.8 m/min pull, slack 0-16/min and a holding power 125 ton. On her drum is a wire with a length of 650 mtrs and a diameter of 40 mm fitted. The deck crane is from HS Marine type AKC185/18.5 E4 with a lifting capacity of 5.5 tons at 18.5 mtrs. On the aft deck is a Dromec HPV-12000 tugger winch mounted with a capacity of 12 tons at 4,5m/min. Finally fitted on the vessels stern deck is a towing pin set type WK Hydraulics double pin type with chain stop.

(Photo: Ruud Zegwaard)

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