Tuesday, 03 February 2015 19:48

Trials tug RT EMOTION

Trials RT EMOTION (Photo W.Koper)| Trials RT EMOTION (Photo W.Koper)|

The photo shows the tug RT EMOTION during her trials in the "Maasmond" (Rotterdam/Hoek of Holland) on January 27th 2015. She will be handed over to the owner Elisabeth Ltd at Valletta, Malta and taken in service by the manager, Kotug International BV, Rotterdam.

The RT EMOTION is a hybride Rotor Tug ®, type ART 80-32. The designer is Robert Allan Ltd from Canada. This class of tugs consists of five ships, the RT ATLANTIS, RT DISCOVERY, RT EVOLUTION, RT ENDEAVOUR and RT ENTERPRISE.

The size of the RT EMOTION is 495 grt, 148 nrt and 350 displacement tons. Her dimensions are: length 31,95 m, beam 12,60 m, depth 4,82 m en draught 6 metres.

She has been equipped with three Z-drive azimuth rudder propellers, driven by three 4-takt 12-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engines, type 3512C-HD, generating a total power of 6.747 bhp (5.295 kW), developing a bollard pull of more than 80 tons and a free sailing speed of 13,5 knots.

On August 14th 2013 the keel of the RT EMOTION was laid. On July 2nd 2014 she has been launched in drydock nr 3 of the (Damen) Nauta Shipyard at Gdynia, Poland. The Damen yard number is 571715.

rt emotion in KielerkaNAALMid December 2014 the RT EMOTION left Gdynia, towed in convoy by tugs of the Dutch company Herman Senior BV. After a stormy passage across the Baltic the RT EMOTION arrived in the Rotterdam harbour on December 27th, to be fitted out by the Damen shipyard at Pernis.

She has IMO number 9691369. Her MMSI number became 229801000 and her call sign 9HA3622. She sails under the flag of Malta with homeport Valletta.