Leading Dutch towage and salvage specialist Multraship has acquired a 24 m ASD tug from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine for its operations in the Port of Terneuzen, Netherlands.
Multratug 9 has a bollard pull of 50 tons and is a 24 m version of the ASD-class tug design of Robert Allan Ltd. The newly acquired vessel will replace the existing 33-ton bollard-pull Azimuth Tractor Drive Multratug 9 and has the following particulars:
LENGTH OVERALL 24.4m
BEAM OVERALL 9.15m
MAX. DRAFT 4.42m
GROSS TONNAGE 247.17
NET TONNAGE 136.4
YEAR BUILT 2009
The vessel utilises twin Caterpillar 3512B engines (1600 rpm, 1230 kW each) with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots.
There are two Perkins B4.4 TWGM gensets and one Cummins MDKBT/U harbour generator, which provides 22,5 kW at 1500 rpm power for vessel services, including the deck machinery.
The vessel drives two Rolls Royce US155/2620 ASD propellers. The fire-fighting system delivers 650 m3/hr to one water/foam monitor.
The tugboat has accommodation for 6 people. It is climate-controlled and includes a captain’s cabin, an officer cabin and two double crew cabins.
The vessel’s general notations are as follows:
LR ✠ HULL ✠ MACH, TUG, UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION