Bogazici Shipyard has completed a new escort tug for a French owner to support terminal operations
The Turkey-based shipbuilder has delivered the 30-m azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug to Marseille-based Compagnie Maritime Chambon.
Cyathea was built to a Robert Allan design and Bureau Veritas class as an escort tug with unrestricted navigation and a fire-fighting system. This design was customised by Robert Allan for the shipyard’s and owner’s requirements. It was built and launched from Bogazici’s facilities in Tuzla.
Cyathea has a beam of 12.6 m, draught of 5.6 m, bollard pull of up to 50 tonnes and free running speed of 12 knots.
The ASD tug’s propulsion comes from two MTU 4000 series, 12-cylinder M63 main engines, each developing 1,500 kW at 1,800 rpm driving two Schottel 360 fixed-pitch propeller Z-drive units.
Also in the engineroom are two Baudouin-supplied 6W105S auxiliary generator sets, each producing 99 kW of electricity at 1,500 rpm. These help drive a FiFi E fire-fighting unit with one foam/water monitor that delivers 600 m3/hr.
Kraaijeveld supplied the deck machinery. This includes a single split-drum escort towing winch with 35 tonnes capacity and a double-drum towing winch, also with 35 tonnes capacity, on the aft deck. Other equipment includes tow pins, hook, stern roller and knuckle-deck crane.
Compagnie Maritime Chambon provides port towage in Calais, Boulogne and Marseille in France, plus in Monaco and in Nouméa in New Caledonia.
It provides deepsea towage of barges and ships and salvage in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Channel and North Sea.
It owns 11 tugs including 2014-built Chambon Alize, a utility and anchor handling tug that was built by Bogazici. This fleet includes five ASD tugs, two Voith tractor, three with fixed nozzle propulsion and one with conventional propellers.
Compagnie Maritime Chambon is also developing its offshore renewables support services with maintenance of wind and tidal stream farms.
New tug requirements, designs and operations will be discussed in depth during Riviera Maritime Media’s Smart Tug Operations Virtual Conference, on 1 December 2020 - use this link for more details and to register for this event