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Lebanon port updates towage capabilities

Tue 13 Mar 2018 by Martyn Wingrove

Lebanon port updates towage capabilities
Beirutís new tug has a top speed of 12 knots and bollard pull of 40 tonnes

Port of Beirut is improving its shiphandling capabilities by acquiring a 22.5 m tugboat from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine. This harbour and coastal towage tug will operate out of the Beirut pilotage station in Lebanon.

It was designed by Robert Allan and classed by RINA for towage operations and for unrestricted navigation. Med Marine said it has a beam of 8.80 m and a depth of 3.66 m. Rolls-Royce supplied the main propulsion engines that drive two twin screw propellers, providing the tugboat with a top speed of 12 knots and bollard pull of 40 tonnes.

Caterpillar supplied the generator sets that generate electricity for vessel systems including deck machinery, such as towing winches, and Masson supplied the reverse reduction gearboxes.

This tugboat has accommodation for six people and fire-fighting capabilities as Marsis supplied a FiFi 1 system that can deliver 1.200 m3/hr to two electrically-controlled monitors.

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