Constructed from Damen’s ASD Tug 2411 design, the azimuthing stern drive tug will be temporarily deployed by operating company Tug Malta, a subsidiary of Rimorchiatori Riuniti.
Itself named ‘Malta’ and flying the Maltese flag, the 24.5-metre x 10.7-metre x 5.35-metre vessel will be available for work in the Mediterranean region by Tug Malta.
Constructed in Vietnam and also meeting Italian flag regulations, the built-to-stock vessel achieves an ahead bollard pull of 72.5 tonnes and an astern output of 66.7 tonnes.
A pair of Caterpillar 3516C main engines powers the vessel, driving twin Rolls-Royce azimuthing thrusters.
The vessel’s service speed is 13.4 knots.