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Number 22 launched

Developing on previous successful designs has seen continued expansion within the workboat sector for Macduff Ship Design. The company has seen the recent completion of another successful design.

Classed to Bureau Veritas BV-I HULL MACH TUG FIRE FIGHTING SHIP 1 AUT-UMS Unrestricted Navigation the vessel carries 160m3 of oil fuel, 30m3 of freshwater, 16.6m3 of water ballast, 9m3 of foam and 9m3 of detergent. Her overall length is 30m, beam 11m and moulded depth 5m with an operating draft aft of about 5.2m USK.  Propelled by two Yanmar 6EY22AW 1330kW main engines rated at 1330kW, driving Schottel SRP 1012 CP ASD units, on trials it produced 42 Tonnes of Bollard pull ahead and 40 tonnes astern.

Equipped as a FiFi 1 tug she has two fire monitors with a capacity each of 1200m3 provided by two main engine pumps rated at 1329m3 each. Auxiliary power is from two Cat C6.6 each rated at 125kw. The deck equipment comprises a forward-mounted towing winch with a rated line pull of 20t and brake load of 130t, an aft Mampaey 65t towing hook and a hydraulic deck crane. Accommodation is for 9 persons in a mixture of single and twin-berth cabins, with en-suite and communal wash places, galley/mess and laundry.   As of September 2020 and following successful sea trials the vessel is available for charter or sale through the TOR Group.

In addition to the newly launch 30.00m tug, we have also secured another contract to design a 25.00m tug for TOR Group which is in conjunction with other ongoing builds. The vessel is a development of the two 25.00m ASD harbour tugs previously built by Tor Group to Macduff designs. The arrangement will have accommodation for 16 crew including two single berth officer cabins and feature separate junior and senior mess rooms. The new more powerful vessel is predicted to achieve a minimum bollard pull of 48 tonnes ahead.

Recent years has seen Macduff continue to expand within the workboat sector by steadily producing high-quality designs for a wide range of tugs and workboats of all sizes and roles.

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