The East Coast Maritime (ECM) Group of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia has acquired a brand new 31-tonne bollard pull, shallow draft, twin screw utility tug, dubbed the Pacific Titan.
The design for the new tug was developed by Sea Transport Solutions with the initial concept inspired by European work boats – with the exception of a hull that is better suited to offshore conditions.
ECM’s operations manager, Lindsay Toy, states that “She (the Pacific Titan) features several unique design elements to maximise her performance when bed levelling, which is something we do plenty of.”
With an overall length of 25.8 metres, a beam of 9.1 metres and a draft of 2.6 metres, the Pacific Titan is powered by a pair of Yanmar IMO Tier II diesel engines – making it capable of reaching up to 12.7 knots. A certified bollard pull of 31.6 tonnes, provides additional maneuverability, with the tug also equipped with a 2-tonne Nakashima bow thruster. Designed for plough dredging, dredging support, barge handling and towing due it’s anchor handling capabilities, this impressive vessel also features:
- Fully air-conditioned and heated crew quarters
- 5 single cabins with individual wash basins
- Heated shower compartments
- A combined galley and mess
- Satellite compass
- Two radars
- Deck machinery
- Heila crane capable of lifting 12.5 tonnes at 10m
- Timber clad decking
- Double drum HES Australia winch
- Dynamic tugger and plough winches
- Stern roller
- HES anchor windlasses
- WK Hydraulics towing pin
- 30-tonne Mampaey towing hook
The Pacifc Titan will be serving Australia’s eastern coastline from operation bases at Gladstone and Brisbane.
Photo Credit: East Coast Maritime