Quarantine capability incorporated in Robert Allan tug design

The following is text of a news release from Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL):

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — COVID-19 precautions are being taken around the globe, and the tug design world is no different. An isolation/temporary quarantine capability was created on a Robert Allan Ltd. design, the tugboat Jin Gang Lun 32, which is owned and operated by by Tianjin Port in China.

A 20-foot container has been fitted to the aft deck of the tug. This air-conditioned container is fitted with basic living facilities including a sofa settee, potable water, head, safety appliances, medical kit, and two receptacles for medical emergency equipment. Large watertight windows included in the renovated container provide a relaxing atmosphere for the occupants.

Jin Gang Lun 32 is one of a pair of sister vessels which are the first towing vessels that are in the process of awarding the CCS class notation of “i-Ship”, with sub-notations of “N”-intelligent navigation; “M”-intelligent machinery space, “E”-intelligent energy management and “I”- intelligent integral platform.

Jin Gang Lun 32 is classed and built according to the CCS class notation: CSAD, Tug, Greater Coastal Service, Ice Class B, CSMD, AUT-0.

By Professional Mariner Staff