Keel Laying Ceremony of RAstar 3200-W was held in UZMAR SHIPYARD today, 10th of April 2018.
UZMAR SHIPYARD of Turkey has signed a contract with SAAM SMIT CANADA Inc., a joint venture partnership between BOSKALIS of the Netherlands and SAAM S.A of Chile for the construction of a new Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3200-W for SST Canada’s operations in British Columbia.
This tug will be capable of safely performing all ship-handling roles, including berthing, unberthing and escort duties, including in heavier weather conditions. It will be fully equipped for terminal standby roles with a Fi-Fi 1 external fire-fighting system and a towing equipment package for rescue missions with bollard pull of 80+ tonnes.
These characteristics will make this new addition the largest and most capable escort-rated, multi-mission tug in both SST Canada’s fleet, as well as the entire west coast of Canada.
It will also be the first in Canada to feature IMO Tier III emissions-compliant propulsion and exhaust system.
It is expected to become one of the most emissions-friendly vessels of its type in the world. CLEANSHIP and GREEN PASSPORT notations from Bureau Veritas also help this tug stand out with superior environmental performance and reduced ecological footprint.
In addition to 9 tugs under construction, UZMAR will start building twenty (20) tugs with 50-85 TBP range soon.