Italthai Launches Royal Thai Navy Tug
Thailand's shipbuilder Italthai Marine has launched a new RAmparts 3200 tug in Samut Prakan, Thailand.
According to a release from Robert Allan Ltd, who designed and developed the tug, this is the second hull built by Italthai Marine for the Royal Thai Navy, the sister of Panyi 857 which was delivered in 2016 and has been successfully in operation since.
The launch ceremony was performed according to naval tradition for good fortune and was presided over by Royal Thai Navy Commander in Chief with the Navy Wives Association President as the sponsor.
The new tug is powered by twin MTU 16V4000M54 main engines driving Schottel SRP1212 fixed pitch propellers.
The fendering system at the bow consist of two rows of cylindrical fender and a lower course of “W” fenders. “D” fenders provide protection along the forecastle deck and the main deck sheer lines, with similar “D” fenders used at the stern.
The Royal Thai Navy Tug Boat 858 has the following vessel particulars: Length overall: 32.00 m; Breadth, moulded: 12.40 m; Depth, least moulded (hull): 5.40 m; Draft, Navigational: 4.35 m and Bollard Pull: 53 tonnes.
Royal Thai Navy Tug Boat 858 was built to the notation of 100A1, Tug, LMC, Fire-Fighting Ship 1 with Water Spray System, of Lloyd’s Register.