Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:59

RT ENDEAVOUR departed from Hong Kong

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On 22nd January 2015, is reported that the new building Rotor tug RT ENDEAVOUR of owner Elisabeth Ltd. departed from Hong Kong and bound for Port Hedland. The tug is the first departed from Hong Kong in a series of four for Rivtow. Rivtow Marine is a new and innovative operator in the Australian harbour towage market. Rivtow Marine has been awarded a contract to manage four new Rotor Tugs for BHP Billiton in Port Hedland. These vessels will be delivered into Port Hedland early in 2015. The Rotortug® Art 80-32 models are exclusively designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Canada. They have three Caterpillar 3512C engines, each developing 2,365 hp, coupled to Schottel SRP3000FP fixed pitch azimuth thrusters via Twin Disc MCD3000-3LD slipping clutches. As the series name implies, the 32 mtrs long vessels deliver a bollard pull of over 80 tons, both ahead and astern, with a free running speed of 12.5 knots.