We are happy to announce that ALP has taken delivery of ALP ACE, ALP said. The 19,000 BHP ALP Ace - the former MAGNUS - is the fifth in a group of six ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling tugs which ALP will take over during Q1 and Q2 this year. Upon completion of her term charter in Angola, supporting HEEREMA's offshore operations, ALP ACE was transferred to ALP on May 22nd, 2015. She will first proceed to drydock for a well-deserved maintenance period where she will also receive the ALP make-up. She will be available for operations by mid-June 2015.
(source: press release ALP)
Historic and technical specifications of the ALP ACE:\r\n
Tug/AHT (sisterships: MAGNUS, TAURUS)
Registered: IMO 9344966 (GL 112107)
1767 GT, L58,47m(52,29), B14,80m, D5,80m - ice, fifi, salv.
2 cpp +f.nozzle, 2 cpp bowthr.400kW each, 1 cpp sternthr.400kW, 2x diesel 4tew V14cyl MAN-B&W type 14V32/40, 19040bhp-14000kW total @750rpm, sp 18,5kn, bp 192t
2006 -19/04: Launched by "Mützelfeldtwerft GmbH" at Cuxhaven (DEU) (YN 252) (keel laid 26/01/2006)
2006 -01/09: delivered to "Harms Offshore PSV 'Taurus' GmbH & Co KG", mng "Harms Bergung Transport & Heavy Lift GmbH & Co KG" at Hamburg (DEU)
(ATG flag, regd St.John's, c/s V2BX5)
2006 -xx/09: chartered to "Shell UK Ltd"
2008 -28/09: time charter ended
2014: To "ALP Maritime Services BV" (Paul Mulder, Leo Leusink, Arjen de Geus) at Rotterdam (NLD), renamed ALP ACE
(source: The Tugslist/Piet van Damme)