Three 3,200BHP Southeast Asian Tugs Sold to Latin America

by Hans | April 11th, 2011

Marcon International of Coupeville, Washington is pleased to announce the sale of three twin screw, ocean-going tugs from Malaysian based, International Bulk Trade Pte. Ltd., to a private Central American buyer.

The Singapore-registered sister-tugs sold were the 2010 built “Surya Ratna 18“; the 2009 built “Surya Ratna 15” and the 2009 built “Surya Ratna 16“. All three tugs were built by Hung Seng Shipbuilding Sdn. Bhd. in Sibu, Malaysia, and are powered by twin Cummins KTA50M2 main engines producing a total of 3,200BHP at 1,800RPM. These drive fixed pitch props in kort nozzles developing a bollard pull of between 40 and 45 tonnes and free running speed is 12kn.

Marcon International 1

The tugs are classed with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK).

Measuring 32.1m length-overall x 9.0m beam x 4.2 depth and with a design draft of 3.5m, the tugs come equipped with a 100 ton brake, 40 ton line-pull single drum towing winch with a capacity of 650m 44mm wire. Also located on the aft deck is a 40 tonne SWL quick release tow hook.

Auxiliary power is provided by two 78kW Cummins 6BT5.9-D(M) Marinized and one 50kW Yanmar 4TNE 84TG1A generators. All three generators can be synchronized to handle seamless and uninterrupted load transfer. Each tug can carry a complement of 15 persons in air conditioned accommodations.

Marcon acted as sole broker the transaction.

Marcon International 2 Marcon International Inc. has brokered the nine sales to-date in 2011 including two smaller tugs. Several additional sales are pending and expected to close within the next 30 days.

Looking back over the past 25 years, we have averaged about 42 sales/charters per year. Since our first sale in 1983, Marcon has brokered a total of 1,220 vessels and barges sold or chartered.

Source: Bob Beegle
President
Marcon International, Inc.
Celebrating 30 years as brokers from 1981 – 2011.

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