Chinese language port places two new RAmparts 3400 tugs to work

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Nick Blenkey

RAmparts 3400 tugs at quayside for naming ceremony

Rizhao Port, Shandong, China, lately held a naming ceremony for 2 Robert Allan Ltd designed RAmparts 3400 tugs, delivered in February and March of this yr. Constructed at Rizhao Kingda Shipbuilding Heavy Business Co., the newly accomplished ASD tugs — Ri Gang Tuo 1 and Ri Gang Tuo 2— will function in Rizhao Port on the coast of the Yellow Sea.

One of two RAmparts 3400
 built  for Chinese port
RAmparts 3400

The newly developed RAmparts 3400 has been specifically designed for homeowners preferring to function tugs with shallow draft and help ships with low freeboards.

Key particulars of the Ri Gang Tuo 1 and Ri Gang Tuo 2 are:

  • Size, general (excluding fenders): 34.3 meters
  • Beam, molded: 11.20 meters
  • Depth, least molded: 5.22 meters
  • Most draft (navigational): 4.61 meters
  • Gross tonnage: 495

Fundamental tank capacities at 100% are:

  • Gasoline oil: 105 cubic meters
  • Potable water: 43 cubic meters
  • Ballast: 43 cubic meters
  • Fireplace-fighting foam: 12 cubic meters

The tugs have been designed and constructed to CCS notation:★ CSA, TUG, R2, ★ CSM, BRC

Propulsion equipment consists of:

  • 2 x Niigata primary diesel engines 6L28HX, 1,838 kW
  • 2 x Kongsberg Z-drives, US205S P20 FP

Trial outcomes have been as follows:

  • bollard pull, astern: 64.3 tonnes
  • free operating velocity, forward: 14.02 knots
RAmparts 3400 Gemeral Association

Every of the RAmparts 3400 multi-purpose tugs is outfitted with a wide range of deck equipment together with a hawser winch from Masada Ironworks Co. Ltd, and two windlasses.

Ship-handling fenders on the bow encompass an higher row of cylindrical fenders and a decrease course of W-fender. Sheer fendering consists of “D” rubbers and a smaller cylindrical fender on the stern.

The lodging have been outfitted for a crew of ten with grasp’s cabin, mess, galley organized within the deckhouse and all different crew cabins positioned on the decrease lodging deck. There’s additionally a provision retailer on the decrease deck. The wheelhouse is designed with a single break up sort management station which offers most all-round visibility with distinctive visibility to the bow and facet fendering, in addition to operations on the aft deck.

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