Leading Dutch towage and salvage specialist Multraship has acquired a 24 m ASD tug from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine for its operations in the Port of Terneuzen, Netherlands.

Multraship Acquires An ASD Tug From Med Marine For Terneuzen Operations

Multratug 9 has a bollard pull of 50 tons and is a 24 m version of the ASD-class tug design of Robert Allan Ltd.

The newly acquired vessel will replace the existing 33-ton bollard-pull Azimuth Tractor Drive Multratug 9 and has the following particulars:

 Length overall  24.4 m
 Beam overall  9.15 m
 Max. draft  4.42 m
 Gross tonnage  247.17 m
 Net tonnage  136.4
 Year built  2009

The vessel utilises twin Caterpillar 3512B engines (1600 rpm, 1230 kW each) with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots.

There are two Perkins B4.4 TWGM gensets and one Cummins MDKBT/U harbour generator, which provides 22,5 kW at 1500 rpm power for vessel services, including the deck machinery.

The vessel drives two Rolls Royce US155/2620 ASD propellers. The fire-fighting system delivers 650 m3/hr to one water/foam monitor.

The tugboat has accommodation for 6 people. It is climate-controlled and includes a captain’s cabin, an officer cabin and two double crew cabins.

The vessel’s general notations are as follows: LR ✠ HULL ✠ MACH, TUG, UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION

Source: Med Marine