‘Marsden Bay’

Mon, 22 February 2016

Designed by UK-based Macduff Ship Design and built by Boustead Langkawi Shipyard, the tug ‘Marsden Bay’ has now been delivered and has entered service for North Tugz at Northport in New Zealand.

The vessel was originally based on the successful Sally Mcloughlin however this new design, produced to the specific requirements of North Tugz, increased the overall size of the vessel to 17.00m length, 8.00m breadth and 3.60m depth, boasting an impressive 28 tonne bollard pull. 

The vessel is driven by two Cat C32 main engines which drive 2.0m propellers in fixed nozzles supplied by Kort Propulsion. Deck machinery comprises a forward towing winch with 30 tonne capacity, 5 tonne tugger winch and a 3 tonne capstan all supplied by North Sea Winches, a deck crane with a 2.65 tonne capacity at 7.90m and a hydraulic windlass. 

The vessel is also fitted with two ‘H’ bitt bollards, one forward and a second aft of the wheelhouse, and also fitted with a 30 tonne tow hook supplied by Mampaey.  All of the above, according to Macduff, leaves the Marsden Bay a highly capable vessel in the class of small harbour tugs, more than able to carry out her standard towing, pushing, surveying and lifting operations.  The vessel is designed to be operated by a crew of two with overnight accommodation on board and large fuel and water capacities giving it a lengthy endurance. The tug is classed under BV and built to conform to the stability regulations of Maritime New Zealand.

Source: Jake Frith

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