New Tractor Tug Delivered to Svitzer
The first 70 metric ton bollard pull version of Robert Allan Ltd.’s TRAktor 2500-SX tractor tugs has been delivered to her Owner, Svitzer A/S of Denmark.The vessel was built by Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey, and christened Svitzer Vale. The vessel is the second TRAktor 2500-SX to be delivered and the first 70 metric ton configuration of this tug, designated by Sanmar as its Deliçay class.In order to allow for a high bollard pull in this length hull, the beam is relatively wide for the length.
Marcon Sells Ocean-going Tank Barge
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington started out the New Year right with the sale of the ocean-going, combo deck / tank barge “PCC Provider” on 3rd January to Alaskan buyers. The 5,451 mtdw, 250’ x 74’ x 19’ depth barge was specifically designed by Dixon Naval Architects and built in 1999 by CSC Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China for transport of up to 6,200 short tons of limestone rock on deck and/or approx. 1,000,000 U.S. gallons of liquid slurry in 10 double-hull…
NOC Remanufactured Gear Elements for USNS Arctic
During recent sea trials, the USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) fast combat support ship reached its top speed for the first time in three years because of the remanufactured high-speed gear elements designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The high-speed gear elements manufactured for the Arctic by another supplier developed cracks, limiting the vessel's ability to operate at the speeds necessary to keep up with the carrier battle groups it is designed to support. In addition, the gears were plagued with high bearing temperatures and an unreliable instrumentation system. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) solicited a new set of first reduction gear elements through a competitive procurement, and awarded Northrop Grumman a contract in January 2008.
Robert Allan Designed Tugboat Delivered to Colombia
New AVT 3000 Class Voith Schneider tugboat for Carbonnes del Cerrejón completes delivery voyage from Turkey to Colombia. The new tugboat, Media Luna, sailed into Puerto de Bolivar, Colombia to be welcomed by other Cerrejón towing vessels providing fire monitor displays. Media Luna was constructed at Uzmar Tug and Work Boat Factory in Izmit, Turkey. This is the first of a two boat order for the AVT 3000 Class Tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Media Luna will replace the Riohacha as part of a Cerrejón’s fleet renewal program.
World’s Largest Liftboat Up for Delivery
SUDA 450-L3T, a 450-foot (137.25-meter) truss-legged liftboat, designed by A. K. Suda, Ltd. and built by Triyards Marine, Saigon Shipyard in HCMC, Vietnam, reported to be the world’s largest liftboat, is being delivered to its owners, EMAS Offshore of Singapore at the end of 2nd Quarter 2014. This state-of-the-art vessel is a three-legged, self-propelled, self-elevating general service workboat, known as the BH-450, and is suitable for operation in the North Sea. It is an ABS classed with Unrestricted Service…
Innovative Tugboat Delivered to Columbia
Tugboat 'Cabo de la Vela' an AVT 3000-Class Voith Schneider vessel designed by Robert Allan Ltd. for Carbones del Cerrejón delivered by Uzmar Shipyard, Turkey. This is the second of a two boat order from Carbones del Cerrejón for the AVT 3000 Class Tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Cabo de la Vela will join her sister vessel, the Media Luna, in Puerto de Bolivar. The AVT 3000 tugs for Cerrejón were designed to meet Cerrejón’s requirements for performance, propulsion equipment, accommodations, tank capacities and outfit.
Sanmar Launches First VectRA 3000 Tug
Sanmar’s first Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) tug of VectRA 3000 series, M/T ARES, being constructed for Italian tug operator Tripmare S.p.a. of Trieste, has been launched to sea at Sanmar Shipyard, Altinova last week. The vessel has been carried from the tugboat production hall to the floating dock by the shipyard’s modular transport system. VectRA 3000 series has been designed by the Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd. This design, developed exclusively for Sanmar…
Alaskan Tugboat Sale Brokered by Marcon
Delaware's Vessel Management Services, Inc. has sold their twin-screw tug “Sinuk” to King River LLC of Palmer, Alaska. The 85.8’ x 28.5’ x 10.0’ depth, model bow tug was built in 1995 by J. Ray McDermott Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. The tug, along with her sister “Siku”, were designed for coastwise towing and lightering of deck cargo / petroleum barges supplying the numerous remote sites and villages in southwestern and western Alaska. “Sinuk” is powered by a pair of CAT 3412DITA diesels totaling 1…
Rober Allan, Sanmar Launch New Tug Design
Robert Allan Ltd. The new VectRA 3000 Class Tug is a high performance VSP Tractor tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd in close collaboration with Turkish ship builder Sanmar and Voith Turbo Propulsion. The tug is designed for maximum efficiency in the performance of towing, harbor ship-handling and escorting of large ships. Performance has been verified with extensive model tests at the commencement of the design cycle. The unique propulsion arrangement features high speed diesel engines connected to the Voith units via reduction gearboxes with integral clutches.
Damen Unveils Emergency Response Vessel
Damen has introduced a new first line assistance vessel, the Responder 5413, engineered specifically for assistance in disaster relief and emergency response operations. Developed partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, the versatile 54-meter vessel is designed to be a first response vessel for unrestricted service. Based on Damen’s multipurpose vessel MPV 5413 design, the Responder 5413 demonstrates proven seakeeping behavior. The vessel includes a spacious aft deck…
Lloyd’s Register Increases Container Stowage with BoxMax
Lloyd’s Register’s BoxMax service, and accompanying notations, aims to enable operators to load more cargo more flexiblyvby increasing and optimizing container stack weights, taking into account voyage (V) and weather (W) specific conditions. This approach, pioneered by Lloyd’s Register (LR) last year, has now been further improved by voyage and weather dependent criteria being incorporated into the modeling. The result is that the right stow and lashing requirements can be planned for any voyage at any time of year. Following on industry feedback since the announcement last year of new container securing arrangement rules, Lloyd’s Register has now created the BoxMax notation.
Liftboat SUDA 300-L4T Delivered
A. K. Suda (SUDA) has successfully completed the design of a 300 ft. (91.5m) truss-legged liftboat. This vessel is being delivered to its owners in 1st Quarter 2016. This vessel follows on the heels of the world’s largest pipelegged liftboat, the SUDA 335-L3, delivered last year. This state-of-the-art vessel is a 4-legged, selfpropelled, self-elevating, general service liftboat, known as the SUDA 300-L4T. It is ABS classed with Unrestricted Service, A-1, AMS. The hull dimensions are 164 ft. x 98 ft., 5 in x 14 ft., 9 in, (50m x 30m x 4.5m).
Reederei Claus-Peter Offen Installs New GL RSCS Notation
Reederei Claus-Peter Offen has implemented Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) Route Specific Container Stowage (RSCS) notation on the first of its vessels. This begins a roll out of the system which will initially cover a dozen ships of its fleet. The newly introduced class notation, the first of its kind, allows operators to load more containers on deck, accelerate cargo operations in ports and maintain a higher degree of loading flexibility, while at the same time maintaining required safety levels.
Macron Announces Anchor Handler Sale
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington announced the private sale of a 2010 built, dynamic positioning, firefighting, anchor handling tug supply vessel. The Conan Wu Design (now part of Wärtsilä Ship Design), 55.0m x 13.8m x 5.5m depth vessel is classed ABS A1 Towing Vessel, AH, Fire Fighting Vessel Class 1, Offshore Support Vessel, AMS, DPS-1, Unrestricted Service. The 1,102mtdw AHTS is powered by a pair of 1,894kW CAT 3516B-HD main engines driving Berg controllable pitch propellers in kort nozzles via Reintjes WAF 873 gearboxes and developing a total of 5…
Liftboat Jinshan 1 Delivered
A 97.5m truss-legged liftboat designed by A. K. Suda (SUDA) has been completed and is being delivered to its owner, following on the heels of a 91.5m truss leg liftboat delivered earlier this year. Built by Triyards Marine for Swissco Offshore, the new state-of-the-art vessel Jinshan 1 is a four-legged, self-propelled, self-elevating, general service liftboat based on the SUDA 320-L4T. It is ABS classed with Unrestricted Service, +A-1, + AMS. The hull dimensions are 55m x 35m x 4.5m. The quarters arrangement can accommodate 146 persons including crew.
First of Series of RAstar 3600 Class Tugs
The Lamnalco Sana'a, the first in a series of four new high-performance Terminal/Escort tugs, was delivered in April 2009 by Med Marine of Turkey to the owner's, Lamnalco of the United Arab Emirates. The Lamnalco Sana'a is yet another of the unique RAstar series of tugs being built for major LNG terminal operations worldwide, all to new designs developed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C. This powerful escort tug is equipped for typical ship-handling and escort work…
First RAstar 3200 Tugs from Robert Allan Ltd.
In late February, 2009, the RAstar 3200 Class tug Monterrey was delivered to the Owners Servicios Marítimos de Baja California, S. de R.L de C.V. of Mexico by the builders Union Naval Valencia (UNV) of Valencia, Spain. Servicios Marítimos de Baja California, S. de R.L de C.V. is a joint venture between Moran Towing of the USA and Grupo Boluda of Spain. This tug is the first of four expressly designed to work at the Costa Azul LNG terminal on the north-west coast of Mexico, at a terminal exposed to fully developed Pacific swells.
Crewboat Sold to European Buyers
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington infomred that Tidewater Marine International Inc. has sold their 41.2m x 8.2m x 3.5m depth / 2.38m draft, high-speed, aluminum crew / supply vessel “Patrice Tide” to private European operators. Built by Breaux Brothers Enterprises, Inc. of Loreauville, Louisiana in 2002, the vessel is powered by four 1,007bkW Cummins KTA 38M2 diesels totaling 5,400BHP driving four 44” x 46” fixed pitch props. This produces a speed range of 15 – 30kn on abt. 100 – 260gph, and range of abt. 1,721nm at economical speed.
New RAmparts Tugs for PSA Marine
A year after PSA Marine, Singapore took delivery of Rubicon, its first ever RAmparts 3200CL tug from Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong in December 2013, the same builder has now put four more similar tugs, OLNG Sur, OLNG Seeb, OLNG Masirah and OLNG Muttrah into the hands of PSA Marine Qalhat SAOC. These tugs are similar to their predecessors in this design series, with modifications to suit the owner's requirements for operations at the LNG terminal in the Port of Qalhat in Oman.
Two RAstar 3800 Tugs from Robert Allan
The Rawasi and Morooj, a pair of RAstar 3800 Class high performance terminal/escort tugs, have just entered service with their Owner, Bakri Navigation Co. Ltd. of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Both tugs were built by NGV Tech Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia. The Rawasi was delivered to the Gulf region in late October 2009, and the Morooj in January 2010. The RAstar family of tug designs represents a truly unique and significant development in offshore tug design. The hull form incorporates a significant outward flare (or sponson) on the upper hull sides.
Time Charter of DP-1 Research Vessel Fixed
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reported that Stabbert Maritime of Seattle has time chartered the U.S. flag, DP-1, research vessel Ocean Pioneer (ex: Seabulk Montana, Montana, Seabulk Montana, Indian Seal) to FMC Technology of Davis, California. The 205' x 40' x 17' depth vessel was built in 1974 by Burton Shipyard in Port Arthur, Texas for Seal Fleet of Galveston, Texas and acquired by Hvide Marine, Inc. in 1996, along with seven other offshore supply boats. Hvide reorganized in 2001 and was renamed Seabulk International.
More Cargo Loading Flexibility
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is offering container carriers additional flexibility to load more containers on deck, while maintaining required safety levels. With new route specific loading calculations, GL can assist container lines to accelerate cargo operations in ports and maintain a higher degree of loading flexibility. Based on long-term statistical data on wave conditions, GL has developed a new class notation for route dependent container stowage, which reflects realistic routes for the determination of loads on the deck containers and their lashing systems. A route dependent container stowage scheme takes into account that sea conditions vary depending on the chosen sea lanes.
McAllister Sells Two Tugs to Port City Marine
The 4,300HP tugs Colleen McAllister (ex-Ellena Hicks, Hull 685) and Katie G. McAllister (ex-Libby Black, Hull 671) have been sold and delivered to new owners Port City Marine Services of Muskegon, Mich., reported Marcon International, Inc. The 124’ x 33.1’ x 19.9’ depth / 18’ loaded draft tugs were built in 1967 and 1966 respectively by Gulfport Shipbuilding Corp. of Port Arthur, Texas for Gulf Coast Transit Company, subsidiary of TECO Transport & Trade, of Tampa, Fla. and mated up with the 420’ x 80’…