SAAM Towage continues to build up its fleet in the Americas, this time with a new, state-of-the-art tug that will provide services in Chile.
“Our fleet already has three RA2400SX units designed by Robert Allan, all built by Sanmar Shipyards. We have confirmed not only that this is an ideal tug for ports with restricted maneuvering space, but also that, thanks to its hull design and special operating features, it is an energy-efficient vessel for any of the countries where SAAM Towage operates,” pointed out SAAM Towage’s country manager for Chile and Peru, Cristián Cifuentes.
This tug has 70 tons of bollard pull with a “fire-fighting 1” notation. It is powered by CAT 3516C engines and Kongsberg US205FP thrusters with total power of 4200 kW. Tank capacities include 72,400 liters of fuel oil and 10,800 liters of fresh water.
The vessel already set sail from Tuzla (Turkey) on route to the Panama Canal and is expected to reach Valparaíso in 50 days.
The Halcón III is a sister ship to the Albatros, which operates in Peru, and is the same series as the Valparaíso and the Palenque. Measuring 24.4 meters in length and 11.25 meters in beam, it can reach a maximum speed of 12.5 knots.