Signet delivers first of two RAL-designed Rotortugs

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia and PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Signet Sirius, the first of two ART 92-32W Rotortugs, was recently delivered by Signet Maritime at its Pascagoula Shipbuilding and Repair facility. This is the first ART Rotortug that Signet has built for its fleet.

Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) in collaboration with RotorTug BV, the new vessels incorporate the patented triple Z-drive Rotortug propulsion layout, featuring omni-directional maneuverability, and the benefits of a fully redundant and precise propulsion machinery configuration.

Signet Maritime photo

The Rotortug concept offers increased redundancy for ship handling, terminal support and escort towing, as well as enhanced crew safety.

Specifications of Signet Sirius and Signet Capella:

Length overall: 103.4 feet
Beam, molded: 45.6 feet
Depth, molded: 15.7 feet
Maximum draft (overall): 21.6 feet
Power: 3 x 2,575 hp
U.S. gross tonnage: 299
Bollard pull: 92 metric tons

The tugs are classed by the American Bureau of Shipping, with the following notations: ✠ A1, ✠ AMS, ✠ ABCU, FFV-1, CS-1, ENVIRO, LEV, Escort, USCG Inspected (Subchapter M).

– Robert Allan Ltd.

By Professional Mariner Staff