La Société Coopérative des Lamaneurs has contracted Piriou to design and build a new harbour tug to operate in Brest and Roscoff harbours
Piriou started to build this 16.5-m tugboat in its shipyard in Vietnam to its own sea-proven design in H2 2020. It adapted the design to meet the specific requirements of the owner, including ensuring this vessel’s propulsion meets IMO Tier III emission requirements.
Piriou said this tug would be dedicated to harbour towing operations from the aft or alongside, with deepsea towing and pushing operations.
This tug will have a beam of 6.6 m, hull depth at the main deck of 2.6 m, a maximum draught of 2.5 m, fuel oil capacity of 15.0 m3 and fresh water of 1.6 m3. It will have two main diesel engines, each rated with 440 kW of power driving two nozzle propellers and one bow thruster. In terms of crew comfort, this tugboat will have cabins on the main deck, complying with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 rules.
Piriou expects to deliver this tug in Q2 2021 and its home port will be in Concarneau, France.
La Société Coopérative des Lamaneurs has been managing mooring operations for 50 years in Brest harbour and for 10 years in Roscoff harbour. It also provides coastal towing for vessels and barges in France.
Piriou is a leading builder of tugs from its facilities in Vietnam. It completed a series of new tugs for Boluda France in 2020.
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