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RAL DESIGNED ICE-CLASS TUG ENTERS SERVICE IN CHINA

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 

The ‘Cao Gang 27’, constructed by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard of China has been delivered to Caofeidian Tugging Services of Tangshan Port.

The vessel designed by Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) for service at Cao Fei Dian Port located in Tangshan in the northeastern part of Hebei Province, China is a customised RAmparts 2800 tug with a shallow draught, ice strengthened hull.

The vessel’s accommodations are compliant with MLC standards for a normal operating crew of up to nine personnel.

Main propulsion comprises a pair of Yanmar 6EY22AW diesel engines, each rated at 1,330 kW at 900 rpm, and each driving a Schottel SPR 340 fixed pitch Z-drive unit, in ASD configuration.

On trials, the Cao Gang 27 met or exceeded performance expectations, recording bollard pull of 41 tonnes and free running speed, ahead of 12.5 knots.

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