Press Release: Powerful TundRA 3600-H Icebreaker Tug Destined for Swedish Port Launched in Spain

Press Release - Robert Allan Ltd. - On Monday October 8, a new hybrid-powered icebreaking escort tug was launched by GONDAN Shipbuilders in Figueras, Spain. This is an important step for GONDAN Shipbuilders in unique compact icebreaker development. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the new vessel is a TundRA 3600-H class icebreaker tug which reflects the generations of experience … [Read more...]

Vancouver to Welcome Two New Cheoy Lee Built RAstar 3200 Escort Tugs for SAAM SMIT Towage Canada

Robert Allan Ltd. is very pleased to announce that SAAM SMIT TOWAGE CANADA Inc. (SST Canada), a joint venture partnership between Boskalis of the Netherlands and SAAM S.A of Chile, has recently completed the purchase of two new RAstar 3200 escort tugs from Hong Kong’s Cheoy Lee Shipyards. SST Grizzly and SST Orca are due to depart Cheoy Lee’s Hin Lee shipyard next week, with … [Read more...]

Completion of the Second Rapport 1600-SX Harbour Tug Design GÖKÇAY II

Press Release - Robert Allan LTD - Gökçay II, the second RApport 1600-SX tug built by Sanmar Shipbuilders, was completed in August, the first vessel of this design being delivered in May. The two tugs are identical except the Gökçay II has a more conservative power rating of 600 hp at 1800 rpm for a bollard pull slightly over 16 tonnes. These simple and economical tugs … [Read more...]

Kinaki Arrives Home to Port Taranaki

Press Release - Robert Allan Ltd. - In June 2018 the new 25 metre harbour tractor tug Kinaki completed its 73-day journey via heavy lift transport ship from Istanbul, Turkey, and arrived safely in Lyttelton, New Zealand. From here it sailed on its own bottom to its new home with Port Taranaki in New Plymouth. This latest addition to the Port Taranaki tug fleet was built at … [Read more...]