Another design from Robert Allan Ltd. With demand for tugs soaring, most notably associated with ship handling for mining concerns in Australia, Cheoy Lee is expanding its fleet of tugs.
Sea trials on this new series confirmed a bollard pull of 64 tonnes and a maximum speed of 13 knots. Ten crew can be carried. Two 4-man cabins are located on the lower deck with the captain and chief engineer accommodated on the main deck, alongside the crew mess and galley. Deck gear includes a Mampaey 65 tonne towing hook on the aft working deck, a Unitech double windlass and towing winch on the bow as well as two fire monitors mounted on the wheelhouse top.
2 x Niigata 6L28HX, 2,500hp
2 x 80kW
Robert Allan Ltd