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Tor Group International has finished a third fire-fighting harbour tug and has two more close to completion and available for purchase

The Turkish shipbuilder has finished a new 30-m tugboat, built to naval architecture by Macduff Ship Design and outfitted for harbour duties, berthing, towing and fire-fighting operations.

It has two Yanmar 6EY22AW main engines, each developing 1,330 kW of power at 900 rpm driving two Schottel Z drives of type SRP 1012 with controllable-pitch rudderpropellers.

With a speed of 12.5 knots, it has bollard pull forward of 42 tonnes, aft bollard pull of 45 tonnes and Bureau Veritas notations of FiFi1 for fire-fighting, unrestricted navigation and unmanned machinery spaces.

Tor built this tug with a beam of 11 m and design draught of 3.9 m.

Electrical power comes from a Caterpillar C7.1 Acert generator, producing 200 kW of power at 60 Hz and 440 V at 1,800 rpm.

A hydraulic-operated towing winch and windlass with 130 tonnes of break load and nominal pull of 20 tonnes at 20 m/min and a towing hook with two vertical warping heads, combined with a hydraulic anchor winch are installed.

Macduff said Tor had two more 30-m tugs at advanced stages of construction with higher capabilities, such as bollard pull of 65 tonnes. These vessels are also up for sale and can be tailored to owners’ requirements.

Tor has already built two tugs to Macduff design, with one operating in Saudi Arabia and the other a stock vessel at the shipyard.

(Source: Riviera by Martyn Wingrove)