Harbour service vessel
Mon, 14 March 2016
The first of two 14.90m service vessels built by RMK Marine in Turkey to a design by Macduff Ship Design has been delivered to her local owners in February 2016.
The second vessel is nearing completion and will be delivered in the next month. The two vessels are part of a larger order which also include five 10.10m Mooring tugs and two 19m shallow draft ASD tugs.
The first service vessel performed to expectations at trials achieving all of the owner’s varied operational requirements including the minimum 16 knot service speed. The vessel is designed as a multi role harbour service boat with the ability to carry a maximum complement of 10 people, but also has the ability to carry 5 tonne of cargo on the aft deck.
There is a small Toimil Marine Crane T-055M/2 rated at 700kg at 6.85m aft to allow cargo to be lifted aboard without the need for outside assistance. She is powered by two Volvo Penta D16-750 main engines rated at 552 Kw at 1900 rpm driving 850mm diameter propellers through Twin Disc MG 5145 gearboxes.
The whole design creates a very versatile vessel being able to achieve a high speed for a vessel of this class whilst still able to carry cargo and crew. The vessel was certified by Turk Loydu as a service boat and classed +1A5+M AUT-N Harbour Service.
By Jake Frith