An Italian towage company has ordered a harbour tug to expand its operations in an Adriatic port from the end of 2019.
Rimorchiatori Riuniti subsidiary SERS has contracted Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine to construct a tug to operate in Ravenna.
This tug will be built to a Robert Allan RAmparts 2500W design and RINA class for unrestricted navigation, underwater surveys and FiFi1 fire-fighting and oil recovery capabilities.
Med Marine will build this tug with 70 tonnes of bollard pull, free sailing speed of 12 knots and with enhanced ship-handling, coastal towing and escort capabilities. It will have an overall length of 25.2 m, moulded breadth of 12 m and moulded hull depth of 4.6 m.
Rolls-Royce will supply the propulsion package. It will be fitted with a pair of 16-valve MTU 4000 series M63L engines with a total output of 2,100 kW at 1,800 rpm driving two US255 thrusters with 2.7-m diameter propellers. THR Marine will supply winches, including an escort winch for sheltered waters.
Med Marine is building a Robert Allan-designed tug for another of Rimorchiatori Riuniti’s subsidiaries, Tug Malta. This RAstar 3000-W design tug is scheduled to enter service in Malta in April 2019.