Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:55

New ART 80-32 Rotortug® RT DISCOVERY delivered

Monday, 27th October 2014, the first tug of the next generation Rotortug ®, named RT DISCOVERY,was delivered by Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, to her new owner Elisabeth Ltd (KOTUG subsidiary) in Malta. This new Robert Allan Ltd designed 80 tons harbour/escort tug with the proven Rotortug ® propulsion configuration is the next chapter in the successful story of this strong co-operation.
RT Discovery's maneuverability and strength provide operators with maximum tugboat safety during operations and enhance the operational possibilities enormously. The RT Discovery has a continuous bollard pull of over 86 tons and a maximum speed of 13.5 knots ahead and sailing astern, and is doing 7,5 knots sidestepping. In our continuation to provide the best tug for the job and in our aim to make tugboat operations as safe as reasonable and practical possible, we emphasize this new ART 80-32 Rotortug ® will be a major contribution to achieve NINA (No incidents, no accidents) status for operators.The ART 80-32 will change the game again and sets a new industry benchmark.
(Press release rotor tug BV)