Second RAmparts 3000 ASD Tug for HUD
Nov 25, 2011
Whampoa is the second in a four tug series of RAmparts 3000’s Cheoy Lee is constructing for Hong Kong United Docyards (HUD). Like the series debutant, Taikoo, Whampoa is named after historic Hong Kong dockyards, and was handed over in mid-November at a ceremony taking place at the Cheoy Lee shipyard in Hong Kong.
The 5000hp vessel is designed by Robert Allan Ltd and built to Lloyds Register classification, with the notation + 100A1 Tug, +LMC. Propulsion is by two Niigata 6L28HX diesels developing 2500hp each, and driving Niigata ZP-41 azimuthing stern drive units. As well as providing excellent maneuverability, the system provides a bollard pull of 68tonnes, and a maximum free running speed at full load of 12.5 knots.
Towing winches on the fore and aft decks handle the towing lines and there is a folding crane on the aft deck to handle stores. Other systems include an external firefighting system consisting of two remote controlled monitors mounted aft of the wheelhouse, fed by an engine driven pump on the starboard main engine.
The vessel can accommodate a crew of up to 12. On the main deck there is a large and fully equipped galley, a crew mess with seating for the full complement of crew. A laundry room and provision store is provided on the lower deck forward.
Frameless full height floor to ceiling windows all around the elevated wheelhouse provide the visibility required to operate this highly agile vessel. There are control stations both forward and aft, with good visibility over the respective working decks. Central in the wheelhouse is a large chart table.
The engine room is uncluttered and open with easy access to all areas. Forward in the engine room, accessed via an elevated walkway is an engineer’s workshop and store. To starboard, there is an electrical control room. Both workshop and store are heavily sound proofed to isolate engine noise.
Principal Dimensions: 30.80m LOA x 11.60m Beam x 5.50m Draft.