Based on Robert Allan Ltd.’s RAmparts 2400W class, the Chincha was built by Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard and fully customized to meet her owner’s requirements. Chincha is the first of two RAmparts 2400W tugs to be built for the growing Peruvian maritime and port operations company, Trabajos Marítimos S.A. (Tramarsa). Tramarsa has been in business since 1990 and operated harbor tugs built to Robert Allan Ltd. designs since 2000.
Tramarsa representatives Enrique Tarazona Soria, Vice President, and William Revilla Valdivia, Technical Manager, attended the launching ceremony, along with representatives from Robert Allan Ltd. and other suppliers.
The second tug of the pair, the Tupaq, will be launched shortly, and delivery of both is scheduled for August this year. The new tugs will enter Tramarsa’s harbor service.
The names of these tugs are taken from the ancient Inca Empire’s language, Quechua. Chincha means ‘North’ while Tupaq means ‘Rich’ or ‘Decorated’ in Quechua.
Length overall: 24.4 m
Beam, Molded: 11.25 m
Depth, Molded: 4.37 m
Power: 2x2240 kW
Bollard Pull (predicted): 75 t