15 April 2014

The tugboat “Griphon-8” of project 90600, building No 944 has solemnly launched

The tugboat has been constructed for the needs of Tug Company "Griphon" Ltd., that has reliable partnership relations with shipyard Pella. It is the third tugboat that shipyard Pella constructs for "Griphon" Ltd. The solemn ceremony was participated by the management of the "Griphon" Ltd., the management of the Open JSC «Pella» and honorary guests. The vessel was sanctified by Churchman Andrey of the Alexander Nevsky Church.

The tugboat is planned to be delivered to the Customer in September, 2014.

The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor, roadsteads and coastal areas which comply with R3 navigation area, refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, oil and petroleum content products, cargo transportation, ice breaking and erosion operations.

Technical information:

Length max 25,4 m
Width max 8,8 m
Draft 3,5 m
Speed about 12 knots
Bollard pull 25 t
Classificaion КМ  Arc4 R3 Aut3 Tug by Russian Register of shipping.
Propulsive system Z-drives US 205 P 20 SP, Rolls-Royce, propellers without nozzles
Powerplant 2х1193 kW at 1600 r/min, Cummins KTA 50M2

Deck equipment:

  • bow electro-hydraulic anchor-towing-mooring winch Fluidmecanica providing 10 t of bollard pull;
  • towing hook Fluidmecanica providing 470 kW t of bollard pull;
  • cargo crane
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