Hongkong Salvage & Towage christens RAstar 3200 tugboat duo in Hong Kong
Hongkong Salvage & Towage, a division of HUD Group, has added two new high-performance tugs to their fleet. The Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3200 vessels, MAI PO and SUNG KONG are the most powerful harbour tugs operating in Hong Kong harbour. The tugs were built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards and join four other Robert Allan Ltd. designs, also built by Cheoy Lee, Robert Allan Ltd. said in a press release.
Particulars of the RAstar 3200 tugs are:
Length, overall: 32.00 m (excluding fenders)
Beam, moulded: 12.80 m
Depth, moulded (hull): 5.37 m
Maximum draft: 4.19 m (above baseline)
Tank capacities are as follows:
Fuel oil: 196 m3
Potable water: 41 m3
Sewage: 3.0 m3
Fi-Fi foam: 8 m3
The tugs are designed and built in accordance with Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.
The tugs exceeded the Owner’s requirements at sea trials, achieving speeds in excess of 13 knots and BP in excess of 80 tonnes.
The vessels are equipped for off-ship fire-fighting capability to Fi-Fi 1 standard with water spray. They are rated for indirect escort manoeuvres in addition to ship-handling operations.