McLoughlin Launches New Harbor Tug

Posted by staff
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Eileen McLoughlin

The latest general purpose harbour tug built by Macduff Shipyards has been launched, powered by WaterMota supplied engines.

Eileen McLoughlin, owned and operated by John McLoughlin and Son (Shipping) Ltd. of Larne and Belfast, is the sister ship to Sally McLoughlin which was built in 2009. Both tugs are powered by twin Doosan 4V222TIH engines, each 588KW at 1,800RPM continuous output driving twin screws - four-blade 1,850mm diameter propellers in fixed nozzles.

With a breadth of 6.2m and depth of 2.9m, Eileen McLoughlin has a transom stern and raked stem, with a centre skeg aft. She has been designed for towing, pushing, pilotage, plough dredging, surveying and lifting.

The vessel is 46 metric tons with a four-metric-ton water ballast, has a running speed of 10.3 knots with a 120,000-liter fuel capacity and a fresh water tank capacity of 215 liters.

She also has two Azcue bilge pumps fitted - also supplied by WaterMota - one motor driven and one belt driven.

Her hull and wheelhouse, featuring a comprehensive range of equipment, are of steel construction with the wheelhouse forward of amidships. She has a forepeak ballast tank, crew room with seating area and toilet facilities, engine room and a steering compartment complete with store.

On deck, Eileen McLoughlin has two winches, a deck crane, towing hook and deck pads for fitting a portable aft gantry for lifting a plough dredge.

"Sally McLoughlin has proved to be very reliable as a general purpose tug boat and I'm confident Eileen McLoughlin will prove just as successful," said WaterMota sales manager, Tony Fryer. "Doosan engines are a popular choice for workboats due to their non-sophistication and lack of electronic controls. The engines are very dependable and fuel efficient - ideal for this market."

The vessel is suitable for operating in Category 2 waters and built to the requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot Vessel Code of Practice.

The Doosan 4V222TIH is a heavy duty 12-cylinder Vee four-stroke model with a rating output of 588W (800 bhp) and a displacement of 22 liters. The engine (marine rated to ISO 3046) also benefits from direct-injection, mechanical variable speed governor system and water cooled turbo chargers with an inter-cooler.
 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Workboats

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

MARAD Publishes US ATB, ITB Database

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) released what it is calling a first-of-its-kind public database that chronicles U.S.-flagged, privately owned domestic

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Marine Power

Keeping to the Schedule in the Pacific Northwest

When a tightly scheduled repower for the Kodiak-based trawler Sea Mac in early December took a very bad turn, Mike Fourtner used his 25 years of fishing experience

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Multraship Buys Three More Tugboats from Damen

Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group agreed on three new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs, all for delivery to Multraship in 2015. After delivery in Vietnam, scheduled

News

Port Workers in Argentine Grain Hub End Strike

Port workers in part of the Argentine grains hub of Rosario lifted a work stoppage on Friday, only a day after they went on strike over demands for higher year-end bonuses, a union official said.

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How about an

Vessels

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

MARAD Publishes US ATB, ITB Database

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) released what it is calling a first-of-its-kind public database that chronicles U.S.-flagged, privately owned domestic

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3098 sec (3 req/sec)