Final two in a batch of four - RAmparts 3000 ASD Tug

Mar 11, 2010


Riverwijs Fiona departed from Cheoy Lee’s Kowloon shipyard in late January, followed by the final delivery in the quartet, Riverwijs Maria on February 9th. Registered in Freemantle, the vessels set out for Dampier in Western Australia where they will be put to work, shortly after their arrival. The fuel capacity of almost 100tonnes required one fuel stop to complete the delivery trip.

The 5000hp tugs are of all steel construction, and built to Lloyds Register classification, with the notation + 100A1 Tug, * IWS +LMC, UMS. As with Cheoy Lee’s Z-Tech tugs, and other RAmparts models in the series, the RAmparts 3000 is designed by Robert Allan Ltd. Propulsion is by two Niigata 6L28HX diesels driving Niigata ZP-41 azimuthing thrusters. As well as providing excellent maneuverability, the system provides a bollard pull of 65tonnes, and a maximum free running speed at full load of 12.5 knots. Full height floor to ceiling windows all around the elevated wheelhouse provide the visibility required to operate this highly agile vessel.

Kraaljeveld towing winches on the fore and aft decks, and a 65tonne Mampaey towing hook handle the towing lines. Other systems include a 1400m3 per hour external fire fighting system, deployed via two remote controlled monitors mounted on the wheelhouse roof. External fire protection is also enhanced by a water curtain system that blankets the entire vessel when operating near fires.

The vessel is operated by a crew of up to 10, with accommodation on the main and lower deck forward. There is also a fully equipped galley, crew mess, office, work shop and laundry room.

Principal Dimensions: 30.80m LOA x 11.00m Beam x 5.50m Draft.