Macduff Ship Design is pleased to announce that the 21m ASD tug /service vessel, ‘River Pearl 10’, has been delivered to its owners Knowledge Marine & Engineering Works Limited. The vessel was completed by Synergy Shipbuilders at their yard in Goa and has recently completed successful trials exceeding the contract requirements of 10 knots speed and 10 T bollard pull.
The vessel is a landmark design for Macduff Ship Design being the first vessel designed for an Indian owner and built by an Indian shipyard. We are now working with a number of clients within the market and are looking forward to meeting them and other clients when we will be exhibiting on the Parikh Power stand at INMEX SMM India in October.
‘River Pearl 10’ is designed as a multirole tug / service vessel with large open working deck aft, forward focsle and wheelhouse. The layout will allow for the vessel to complete a wide range of harbour operations including docking and undocking of vessels, marine services to anchored vessels including crew transfer, delivery of supplies and work with customs officers.
The vessel will operate on charter at Deendayal Port in Gujarat India and has been delivered following a year-long construction period which followed a detailed design process involving the owners, the shipyard and Macduff Ship Design. ‘River Pearl 10’ is constructed entirely from steel to a hard-chine, hull form. The design was a development of an existing proven hull which was further developed to provide the vessel with the required performance characteristics whilst maintaining the operational specification and owner requirements.
The main propulsion is provided by twin Cummins KTA19 M3 engines delivering 500 Hp @ 1800 rpm through twin Hydromaster Z drive ASD units all supplied by Parikh Power. On deck there is a main aft towing bollard fitted with tow hook. The vessel has ‘D’ fendering all around the vessel and ‘W’ style fenders around the bow to assist with pushing operations. These are complemented by a further D fender positioned down the vertical bow.
The vessel is designed around a maximum complement of 10 with separate cabins for the Captain and Chief Engineer below the focsle deck and an 8 man crew cabin below the main deck casing. The main deck casing houses a large galley mess area with seating for crew or up to 10 passengers. The forward compact wheelhouse offers commanding views all round with main steering console and a small crew seating area.
Length OA: 21.0 metres
Maximum draft: 2.0 m
Fuel Capacity: 23,500 litres
Fresh Water Capacity: 7,500 litres