Tianjin Port Adds ASD 35/50 Tug

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 8, 2019

Image: Robert Allan Ltd

Image: Robert Allan Ltd

Northern China  Port of Tianjin has taken delivery of Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tug Jin Gang Lun 33 from the Shanghai Harbour Fuxing Shipping Service Company shipyard.

The ASD 35/50 Tug is joining the Port’s tugboat fleet and serves the main roles of harbour towing, berthing and unberthing visiting vessels.

Following Jin Gang Lun 31 and Jin Gang Lun 32 which were delivered to Tianjin Port early this year, Jin Gang Lun 33 is also custom designed in Canada by the Vancouver based naval architects Robert Allan Ltd. The vessel will obtain CCS Notation of I (intelligent)-ship with sub-notation of “M” – intelligent machinery space; “N” – intelligent navigation; “E” – intelligent energy management; “I” – intelligent integral platform.

Jin Gang Lun 33 and her sister ship which is currently under construction and will be delivered by the same yard soon, both have a newly developed hull form. Operational safety of the vessel will be enhanced significantly with innovative design characteristics, upgraded automatic control, onboard and land-based monitoring systems to optimize vessel navigation and machinery space equipment operation, etc.

Maintenance costs will be reduced by the digital data collection and malfunction analysis during operations. A real-time computerized fuel consumption data analysis system will guide the vessels operations while using the most efficient fuel consumption conditions.

Jin Gang Lun 33 measures 34.60 m in length and 11.20 m in beam. The maximum navigational draft of the vessel is only 3.92 m, making it suitable to operate in shallow water. Gross tonnage of the vessel is under 500.

The tug has been outfitted for safe and efficient performance of ship assist, harbour towing and fire-fighting duties. The deck machinery comprises a Karmøy hydraulic hawser winch on the bow, spooled with 200 m of Ø100 tow line on the drum. Two individual anchor windlasses are provided at bow. A towing hook is provided on aft deck for coastal towing duties.

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