Caño Cristales Safely Arrived at Cartagena

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Caño Cristales Safely Arrived at Cartagena

32m ASD tugboat, Caño Cristales, safely arrived at her new home in Colombia.

Turkey’s leading tugboat operator and shipbuilder Med Marine and Colombia’s towage and salvage company, Coltugs, signed a sales contract for the RAmparts 3200 class tugboat for Colombian operations.

On 24th of March, Med Marine sent the vessel from its Ereğli Shipyard off to Cartagena. After one-month-long voyage, Caño Cristales safely arrived at its destination on 24th of April.

Some of the vessel specifications are below:

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

The vessel is named after famous Colombian river, Caño Cristales, “which was located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta, and is a tributary of the Guayabero River.

The river is commonly called the "River of Five Colors" or the "Liquid Rainbow," and is noted for its striking colours. The bed of the river from the end of July through November is variously colored yellow, green, blue, black, and especially red, the last caused by Macarenia clavigeraplants.”(Retrieved from: Wikipedia, “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%B1o_Cristales”)

Click the link and experience a 360 virtual tour of the tugboat:

https://medmarine.com.tr/tour/er54/index.html