Cheoy Lee yard number 4984 and 4985 are sister ships built as the third and fourth vessels in a batch, although they are for different owners. When vessels from a popular series are ordered, Cheoy Lee frequently opts to build additional vessels of the same type for stock, to garner higher production efficiency.
GPC TESORO, yard number 4984, is the third and final RAmparts 3200CL delivery in series for GPC Tugs S.A.S., a member of the Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC) Group in Columbia. Yard number 4985, JACQUES, initially built for Cheoy Lee stock, and was sold midway through construction, in October 2012, to SAAM S.A. in Chile.
Both vessels are built to Lloyd’s class, with the notation LR +100A1 Tug, +LMC, +UMS, *IWS, Unrestricted Service.
The RAmparts 3200CL has a range of engine options, and this latest series is fitted with twin Caterpillar 3516C engines, each developing 2,682hp. These engine`s drive a pair of azimuthing Schottel SRP1515FP fixed pitch rudder propellers. The tugs offer excellent maneuverability, a top speed of over 13 knots and bollard pull of 71 tonnes.
Electrical power is from two 3-phase 110ekW Perkins generators. The tug accommodates 10 crew members on the forward lower deck. The master and chief engineer each have their own cabin on the main deck level.
Hydraulically driven deck gear includes a MacGregor towing winch/windlass at the bow a MacGregor towing winch at the stern.
An FFS fire pump is driven off one main engine, and supplies two 1200m3/hr FFS fire monitors.
Both vessels are fitted with an extensive navigation package, primarily from Furuno, including radar, autopilot, echo sounder, GPS, Inmarsat-C, SSB, VHF, Navtex, AIS, BNWAS and satellite compass.
GPC TESORO and JACQUES both left Cheoy Lee Shipyards in Hong Kong in January 2013, on voyages through the China Sea and across the Pacific to South America.
Principal Dimensions: 32.00m LOA x 12.40m Beam x 4.88m Draft.