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New tug enters service with Russian Navy

2nd November 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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A new tug has entered into service with the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet Auxiliary Fleet in Kamchatka, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 29 October.

The tug, an RB-2186 built under Project 16609, is equipped with bow mooring/towing/AH winch, bollard pull 100 kN and MBL of 1383kN; and towing hook GMH-75 of bollard pull 481kN with a quick-response device. It is also equipped with a hydraulic crane with a lifting capacity of over 900kg at the boom of 6.09m.

The tug will perform towing, berthing and recovery operations in harbour, at offshore anchorage and within 100 miles offshore. It will also carry out firefighting operations on vessels and onshore.

The tug is capable of sailing for one year in ice 0.6m-0.8m thick.

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