Turkey’s leading tugboat operator and shipbuilder Med Marine and Colombia’s towage and salvage company, Coltugs, signed a sales contract for a 32m ASD tug for Colombian operations. Coltugs belongs to Coremar, a traditional ports and towage company from Colombia; and Ultratug, a leading Tugboat supplier in the Americas, offering services in Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
Renamed as Caño Cristales, the vessel is a RAmparts 3200 class tugboat designed by Robert Allan Ltd and she has the following particulars:
LENGTH O.A. 32,00 m
BEAM O.A. 11,60 m
DEPTH (MOULDED) 5,36 m
DRAUGHT (LOADED) 4,19 m (Above Baseline)
GROSS TONNAGE 476,2
The vessel utilises two CAT 3516C D Rating diesel engines that develop a total output of 4200 kW (5,632 bhp) with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots and bollard pull over 75 tons.
Two Caterpillar CAT C9 gensets and one CAT C4.4 harbour generator provide total 436 kW electrical powers for vessel services, including the deck machinery.
She drives two Schottel SRP1515 azimuthing thrusters with controllable pitch propellers of 2,600 mm diameter.
The fire-fighting (FiFi) pumps are driven by main engines. Two pumps can deliver approximately 2600m3/h. THR Marine supplied electric frequency controlled escort winch with integrated anchor windlasses.
The RAmparts 3200’s MLC-compliant high-quality and great-comfort accommodation is climate-controlled and includes a captain’s cabin, an officer cabin and three double crew cabins.
The vessel’s general notations are as follows:
RINA C ✠ TUG ✠ AUT-UMS; UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION; FIRE-FIGHTING SHIP 1; WATER SPRAYING; MLC DESIGN; GREENSTAR 3, ESCORT TUG; OIL RECOVERY; SALVAGE TUG
Her sister renamed as CLAUS joined German operator J. Johannsen & Sohn’s fleet in 2018.
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