AOS Power: First RAmpage 4500 Class Support Tug

press release
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
tug "AOS Power"

In December, 2011, the tug AOS Power was delivered to her owners Atlantic Maritime Group, Sharjah, UAE.

 

Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada and built by GMG Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., China, AOS Power is the very first of the RAmpage 4500 class design. This vessel is fully equipped for anchor handling, ship-assist, long distance towing operation, fire-fighting, deck cargo transfers, personnel transfer and other offshore support duties. The particulars of this tug are as follows:

 

  • Length overall   - 45.00 metres
  • Beam, moulded   - 15.00 metres
  • Depth moulded (hull)  - 6.75 metres
  • Design draft, to USK  - 4.60 metres
  • Summer loadline draft  - 5.55 metres

 

The vessel has been outfitted for a crew of up to 25 people, although normal operating crew is 15. The deck machinery comprises a single drum Hawser winch at the bow, a water-fall double drum Towing Winch on the aft together with other deck machinery to fulfill operation requirements such as stern roller, shark’s jaw-top pin unit, gobeye, deck crane, tow hook, tugger winches, capstans, storage reel, etc.  The large main deckhouse contains a spacious galley and mess, cabins for senior officers, guests are placed on “A” deck, HVAC Room, lockers, etc.  The lower deck contains galley stores, cold storages, laundry room, engineer stores, workshop, etc. The Wheelhouse is designed for maximum all-round visibility with forward and aft control stations providing maximum visibility to both fore and aft deck working areas.
 

The propulsion machinery comprises a pair of Wärtsila 6L26 diesel engines; each rated 2040 kW at 1000 rpm and each driving a Lips CS250 cp unit. Manoeuvrability is enhanced by a 400 kW controllable pitch electric bow thruster. Electrical power is supplied by three Caterpillar C18 gensets, each rated at 500 kW. Emergency power is provided by a Cummins 6CTA-M diesel genset, rated at 95 kW. Ship-handling fenders at the bow comprises rubber fenders of 900 x 500 cylindrical and W48-30. A 300 x 300 hollow “D” fender and aircraft tires provide protection at the main and foc’sle deck sheer lines, and 300 mm “W” block type fendering is used at the stern.

This new RAmpage 4500 class tug is the newest member of the very successful RAmpage series of Offshore Support Tugs. The RAmpage Class was developed by Robert Allan Ltd. to address a gap in the market for smaller high-performance towing and anchor-handling tugs for critical offshore terminal and oil-field duties. These RAmpage tugs are designed to be able to maintain station in extreme ocean conditions, with enhanced manoeuvring and sea-keeping capabilities.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Mayor Garcetti on Ratification of Port Labor Contract

International Longshore and Warehouse Union members have ratified a five-year contract governing pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports, including those of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Fincantieri Invests In Camper & Nicholsons

Fincantieri has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake via capital injection in Camper & Nicholsons International (Camper & Nicholsons), the

Egypt's $3 Bln LNG tender in June

Egypt is reportedly to issue a tender in early June to buy up to $3 billion of liquefied natural gas over 2016 and 2017, Reuters reports.   The country recently

Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Invests In Camper & Nicholsons

Fincantieri has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake via capital injection in Camper & Nicholsons International (Camper & Nicholsons), the

ERMA Bullish on Ballast Water Treatment

After having delivered several BWTS systems in Kita Nihon shipyard in Japan, one more ERMA FIRST BWTS was successfully installed onboard the Bulk Carrier M/V SCARABÉ(DWT: 60,

USS Freedom (LCS 1) Completes Rough Water Trials

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials (RWT) in late March the Navy reported May 21.

Marine Power

US Funding for Air Emissions/Alternative Energy Projects

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that up to $1.3 million in Federal funding is now available through cooperative agreements for projects supporting

Torqeedo Introduces New Deep Blue Inboard

Torqeedo now offers a shaft drive version of its 40 and 80 horsepower Deep Blue motor. An electric drive designed for marine use from the ground up, the Deep Blue inboard shares the safety,

HMAS Anzac Visits Portsmouth, UK

The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Portsmouth, England, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.   Anzac departed Sydney in March 2015,

People in the News

2 Americans Rescued North of Cuba

A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter crew rescued two American sailors whose vessel ran aground approximately 25 miles north of Gibara, Cuba, Friday. Watchstanders

U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Block Arctic Oil Drilling

A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic,

Mayor Garcetti on Ratification of Port Labor Contract

International Longshore and Warehouse Union members have ratified a five-year contract governing pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports, including those of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1478 sec (7 req/sec)