Cheoy Lee Shipyards Delivers New Tugs
Cheoy Lee Shipyards handed over the first in a series of four RAmparts 3000 tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd. To owners; Hong Kong United Dockyards (HUD). The Taikoo is the latest edition of the RAmparts class design from Robert Allan Ltd., and derives its name from a historic dockyard in Hong Kong operated by Butterfield and Swire beginning in 1907. The yard was responsible for building some of the largest ships in the world during the early 1900's. It was closed in the '70's to be developed into private housing. The operation eventually merged with Whampoa Dockyard to become Hong Kong United Dockyards. The RAmparts 3000 Class Terminal Support Tug is a 30 metre Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tug, specifically designed for ship assist and coastal towing operations. This vessel is designed to meet the requirements of HUD for operations in and around Hong Kong. This particular version has an extended deckhouse with additional accommodation for the crew and cadets that will be aboard the vessel.