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Group tugs, or other highest-performance critical or escort pull patterns, excite call us

Group tugs, or other highest-performance critical or escort pull patterns, excite call us

The lower instrument is actually a split setup with a great 250 metre artificial hawser getting escorting, and good 150-metre man-made line to possess harbour pulling

In Tug Malta, a subsidiary of Rimorchiatori Riuniti of Genoa, Italy, took delivery of the tug Spinola, the latest AVT Class tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada. The vessel was built by Astilleros Armon of Navia, Spain. This vessel is the second in a series built for this Owner, but this edition incorporates a number of significant changes from the previous vessel of this class, Messico.

The Spinola was classed by RINA, and will be suitable for a wide range of duties including harbour towage and ship-handling, coastal towing, salvage and escort operations and, rather uniquely for a VSP tug, is also equipped for heavy duty anchor-handling. The tug is also fitted out for firefighting and oil spill response duties.

Design features of the AVT This second tug of the series incorporates some significantly different features specifically to enable the anchor-handling function. These include different, wider stern lines to incorporate a 3500L x 1300D stern roller, a set of flush-mounted tow-pins and shark-jaws, and additional tugger winches. The aft deck is heavily reinforced for anchor impacts, and the entire deck is rated for a UDL of 5 tonnes /sq.m. The design features a full raised forecastle running nearly half the length of the tug to provide a high standard of accommodation and the best possible sea-keeping capability for operation in exposed conditions. The general layout of the Spinola is illustrated in the General Arrangement Drawing attached as Figure 1.

The brand new vessel has been dressed up to the higher standards to own a great crew all the way to 14. Part of the deck accommodation is sold with around three (3) two-people cabins, five (4) one-person compartments, a good galley, mess, galley places, working area, oil laboratory, locker room/lobby, and you can patio store. Read more