Rio Bayano I sails for Panama.....
May 30, 2008
Following the Rio Indo (see April 17, 2008 “News”), the Rio Bayano I sailed for Panama on its 10,000 nautical mile delivery voyage, the seventh Z-Tech Tug to do so for the Panama Canal Authority.
Twin Wartsila 9L20 diesels, each developing 2448 hp, driving through two LIPS azimuth rudder propellers, propel the Panama Z-Tech’s to 12 knots, both ahead and astern. Bollard pull is in excess of 60 tonnes in both directions.
Cheoy Lee Z-Tech 6000’s are built to Lloyds Register of Shipping class.
Principal Dimensions: 27.40m LOA x 11.50m Beam x 5.10m Draft.