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Friday, April 5, 2019 

Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard has recently delivered the ship-assist tug 'Lima', a Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) RAmparts 2400-W design to Tramarsa in Peru.

The new vessel is named after the Lima Civilisation, which was established long before the Inca Empire and is also the name of the capital. Lima is a sister of her precursors Chincha and Tupaq which were delivered by the same builder in 2016.

Particulars are: Length oa 24.4m; Beam, moulded 11.25m; Maximum draught 5.95 m; Tonnage: 312gt. Design and construction are to ABS Class notation: ✠ A1, Ⓔ, ✠ AMS, Towing Vessel, ABCU, UWILD, Unrestricted Navigation, Fire-Fighting Vessel Class 1

On sea trails, bollard pull ahead of 77t and free running speed ahead of 13 knots were recorded.

The vessel has been designed to high standards of outfitting for operating crew of up to 10. The Master and Chief Engineer’s cabin along with galley and mess are located on the main deck. The tug has been outfitted for safe and efficient performance of ship assist, harbour towing and fire-fighting. The deck machinery comprises a W-Rig hydraulic hawser winch / windlass on the bow, spooled with 2 x 110 m line on each drum, a towing hook and a knuckle-boom deck crane are provided on aft deck. There are two four–person crew cabins in the lower accommodation deck, as well as washer and drier and storage shelving.

Main propulsion comprises a pair of Caterpillar 3516C, EPA Tier 2 certified diesel engines, each rated 2240kW at 1800 rpm, and driving Schottel SRP 490FP Z-drive units with 2800mm propeller. The tug is fitted with a Fire Fighting 1 system with a 2,760 m3/h FFS pump driven by the port main engine front end power take off via gearbox and clutch. Electrical plant consists of two identical Caterpillar diesel gensets, each with a power output of 76ekW.

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