Press Release – Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to announce that Hadera, a RAmparts 3200-SD ASD tug was successfully delivered to The National Coal Supply Corporation of Israel. The newly developed 32 metre ASD tug with escort notation was constructed at Med Marine’s Eregli shipyard and is the third Robert Allan Ltd. designed tug to operate in this Middle Eastern country.
Hadera has a large deadweight capacity, a shallow full load navigational draft of 4.81 metres, and high standard noise control. She is a very quiet boat, especially in the wheelhouse and crew cabins located in the deckhouse and on the lower accommodation deck. The name Hadera is also the name of the port where the vessel will operate.
Key particulars of the Hadera are:
- Length, overall (excluding fenders): 31.50 m
- Beam, moulded: 12.60 m
- Depth, least moulded: 5.40 m
- Maximum draft (navigational): 5.00 m
- Gross Tonnage: 494
Main tank capacities at 100% are:
- Fuel oil: 181.9 m3
- Potable water: 37.4 m3
- Ballast: 20.2 m3
- Fire-fighting foam: 7.2 m3
The tug was designed and constructed to the following RINA Notation:
RINA C ? HULL ? MACH, ESCORT TUG,
FIRE FIGHTING SHIP 1 – WATER SPRAYING, UNRESTRICTED NAVIGATION, AUT-UMS, INWATERSURVEY, OIL RECOVERY-FLASH POINT > 60 °C
Propulsion machinery consists of:
- 2 x Caterpillar 3516C main diesels
- 2 x Schottel Z-drives
The multi-purpose tug is fully equipped with deck machinery including an escort winch from THR, tow hook, tow pin, stern roller and deck crane.
Ship-handling fenders at the bow consist of an upper row of cylindrical fenders and a lower course of W-fender. Sheer fendering consists of “D” rubbers and “W” block type fendering at the stern.
The accommodations have been outfitted to a high standard for a crew of eight. The deckhouse contains an entrance lobby, the galley, mess, two officer cabins with ensuite WC, and a public WC. The lower deck contains three double cabins with ensuite WC. There are also a provision store and laundry in the lower deck. The wheelhouse is designed with a single split control station which provides maximum all-round visibility with exceptional visibility to the bow and side fendering, as well as operation on the aft deck. The engine room features an acoustically isolated switchboard room.
Records taken during sea trial show none of the crew cabins have noise level higher than 54 dB(A). This means the extremely quiet boat will provide comfortable working and living environment for its crew.
Trial results were as follows:
- Bollard pull, ahead: 77.5 t
- Free running speed, ahead: 14 knots
We wish fair winds and calm seas to the Hadera!
For more information on RAmparts 3200 tugs, or any other high-performance vessel designs developed by Robert Allan Ltd., please contact [email protected]
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