(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered Hadera, a RAmparts 3200-SD ASD tug, to the National Coal Supply Corp. of Israel. The newly developed 105-foot ASD tug with escort notation was constructed at Med Marine’s Eregli shipyard and is the third RAL-designed tug to operate in this Middle Eastern country.
Hadera has a large deadweight capacity, a shallow full load navigational draft of 15.9 feet, and high standard noise control. It is a very quiet boat, especially in the wheelhouse and crew cabins located in the deckhouse and on the lower accommodation deck. The name Hadera is also the name of the port where the vessel will operate.
Propulsion machinery consists of two Caterpillar 3516C main diesels and two Schottel z-drives.
The multipurpose tug is fully equipped with deck machinery including an escort winch from THR, tow hook, tow pin, stern roller and deck crane.
Ship-handling fenders at the bow consist of an upper row of cylindrical fenders and a lower course of W-fender. Sheer fendering consists of “D” rubbers and “W” block type fendering at the stern.
The accommodations have been outfitted for a crew of eight. The deckhouse contains an entrance lobby, the galley, mess, two officer cabins with ensuite WC, and a public WC. The lower deck contains three double cabins with ensuite WC. There are also a provision store and laundry in the lower deck. The wheelhouse is designed with a single split control station which provides maximum all-round visibility with exceptional visibility to the bow and side fendering, as well as operation on the aft deck. The engine room features an acoustically isolated switchboard room.
Records taken during sea trial show none of the crew cabins have noise level higher than 54 decibels.
Trial results were as follows: Bollard pull, ahead: 77.5 tonnes; free running speed, ahead: 14 knots.