The official christening ceremony of the Tug Malta’s new tugboat Vittoriosa was held in Port of Valletta at the end of May. A large group of guests including shareholders, overseas guests, VIPs and customers attended the event. She was delivered to Tug Malta Ltd in mid May 2019.
The vessel is a RAstar 3000-W class tugboat designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built by Med Marine, the leading Turkish shipbuilder and operator, at its group-owned Ereğli Shipyard. The high-quality vessel was successfully launched in Ereğli Shipyard on January 30th, 2019.
Raffaello Corradi, Group Technical Director of Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.p.A., mentioned that they are very satisfied with her.
During the christening ceremony, another sales contract was signed by Med Marine and Tug Malta for their Maltese operations.
The vessel has following particulars:
LENGTH 29,70 m
BEAM 13,30 m
DEPTH 5,45 m
FUEL OIL 203,40 m³
FRESH WATER 18,40 m³
BOLLARD PULL 80 tonnes
MAIN ENGINE 2 x MTU 16V4000M65L
POWER 2 x 2.560 kW (app. 6866 bhp)
AZIMUTHING STERN DRIVE 2 x ROLLS ROYCE US 255 P30 FP
Carbon fiber shaft.
SPEED 13.0 knots
ACCOMMODATION 8 persons
NOTATION RINA C ✠ HULL ✠ MACH; ESCORT TUG; FIRE FIGHTING SHIP 1; WATER SPRAYING; UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION; AUT-UMS; AUT-PORT; COMF- NOISE C; COMF-VIB C; INWATERSURVEY
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