Med Marine announced yesterday that two new design contracts have been signed with Robert Allan Ltd. The contracts are for RAscal 1800 series tugs,  incorporating both Z-drive and twin screw propulsion types.

The compact RAscal 1800 tugs will feature a minimum of 30 tonnes bollard pull, and will be able  to perform towing, pushing, mooring, and fire-fighting duties.

The design has following dimensions:                                                                                            

  • LENGTH O.A.            18,00 m
  • BEAM O.A.                    9,60 m
  • DEPTH (MOULDED) 3,30 m
  • DESIGN DRAFT            3,3 m
  • FULL LOAD DRAFT      3,5 m

Both designs  will incorporate two Caterpillar C32 engines developing a total output of 1.940kW (app. 2601 bhp) at 1800 rpm, and will have a free sailing speed of 10.5 knots.

The ASD vessels will be equipped with a pair of Schottel SRP 260 fixed pitch z-drives. The twin screw version will be outfitted with two propellers of 1.780mm diameter driven through two ZF 5355 gearboxes with 5,500:1 reduction ratio.

The design has climate-controlled accommodation space for 4 persons in two double crew cabins.

The vessel’s Class Notations are as follows:


Currently, Med Marine has a busy new building programme consisting of various types of Robert Allan Design ASD tug boats, Camarc design pilot boats and mooring boat projects.

Source: Med Marine