MARINE TOWAGE / SUPPORT VESSEL FOR CHARTER

25m Marine Tugboat for Hire ‘Gulf Explorer’. With 30-ton Bollard & Liveaboard Offshore Accommodation

Tugboat Hire ǀ Support Vessel Gulf Explorer ǀ Tim North Marine

Charter workboat/tug boat for hire or towage services. Tim North Marine is a marine tugboat company based out of Cairns Queensland and operating along the East-Australian seaboard. The Gulf Explorer is the perfect offshore support vessel for a variety of projects.

Surveyed to perform tugboat work anywhere in Australia and the EEZ, including the Torres Strait, projects could include but are not limited to:

Harbour Towage

Great Barrier Reef Towage

Personnel Transfer & Crew Transfer – including remote area logistics & supply

Freight & Fuel Transfer – including remote area logistics & supply

Project Offshore Support Vessel

Mooring Logistics -Installations and Block Manoeuvres

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Installation

Ship Supplies, Inspections & Repairs

Liveaboard Offshore Accomodation Vessel / Staff Lodgings


About the Gulf Explorer – Marine Tugboat

The tugboat Gulf Explorer has a notable 35-ton bollard pull and a cruising capacity of over ten thousand nautical miles. Her size and range are well suited to perform both long-range and large marine towing projects.

She comes with a hydraulic crane and a variety of optional extra equipment if required, such as landing barge, air compressors etc.

The tugboat Gulf Explorer is in Class 2B Survey of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, with a 3-ton load. She can carry 16 persons and sleep 10 onboard and is fully air-conditioned with all the usual liveaboard facilities.

The tugboat Gulf Explorer’s offshore accommodation makes her ideal for personnel transfer/lodgings or as a research tugboat charter vessel.

The Gulf Explorer is available for hire on both long-term and short-term tugboat charters.

Our tugboat charter rates are very competitive.



Marine Tugboat Company Specifications

MARINE TUGBOAT VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS

Tugboat Vessel
Monohull steel tugboat for hire – for marine towage or offshore support vessel capacities

Marine Tugboat Registration No
29089QB

O.N
344009

IMO No
7207217

Tugboat Gross Tonnage
158.58 tonnes

Tugboat Place of Survey
Cairns, Queensland Australia

Marine Tugboat Vessel ‘Gulf Explorer’ Survey No
14036

Marine Survey
AMSA Full Class 2B, 16 Person
Anywhere within Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Length
25.60 Meter Marine Tugboat

Breadth
7.82 Meter Marine Tugboat

Draft
4.19 Meter Marine Tugboat

Bollard Pull
30-Ton Marine Tugboat Bollard

Cruising Speed
8-10 Knots

TUGBOAT OFFSHORE ACCOMMODATION

10 berth, fully air-conditioned offshore accommodation
Suitable for offshore personnel transfer / offshore crew accommodation / offshore workers accommodation
Fully air-conditioned
Fully equipped galley; stove, oven, fridge/freezers, microwave, cold water fountain, auto boil, S/S BBQ
Mess with TV & film library
Washing machine & dryer
2 hot and cold showers
2 x toilets (Class A sullage system)

Offshore Accommodation Berths
2 x 1 Berth, 2 x 2 Berth, 1 x 4 Berth

MARINE TUGBOAT DECK EQUIPMENT

Hydraulic Crane
9.0 meter reach; 2-ton at 2.0 meters

Marine Tugboat Anchors
2 x stockless anchors

Windlass
Hydraulic, twin gypsy, drum end

Winch
Marine Tow Recovery Winch

Marine Towing winch
1 x hydraulic marine towing with split drum
1 x hydraulic capstan

Marine Tow Hook
Fitted with quick release

Deck hold
Large dry deck hold 30m³ with marine crane access

MARINE TUGBOAT HIRE EXTRAS IF REQUIRED

14 cuft Bauer HP Dive compressor
65 cuft LP Air compressor (no breathers)
7.0m Aluminium landing craft barge with bow door
3,000-litre fuel cells
6.5m Aluminium “duck” workboat for hire in AMSA survey for 12 pax
3.8m inflatable RIB workboat for hire
Dinghies various
3.5m x 3.0m Dry Laboratory / Stowage Room. Air-conditioned workers room – suitable for an onsite office, dry laboratory or can sleep 6-persons. Size 3 meters x 2 meters
2 x 1,500 litres Aluminium Portable Fuel Cells

MARINE TUGBOAT TANK CAPACITIES

Fuel
43.89 tonnes

Freshwater
12.55 tonnes

Desalinator
120 litres per hour

MARINE TUGBOAT NAVIGATION / COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Radar
Koden MD 3441

Compass
Sestrel

Auto Pilot
TMQ Bosun AP9

Echo Sounders
Furuno LS4100 / SIMRAD NSS12

V.H.F. Radio
Icom IC M304 – IVGME
3 x Handheld VHFs

G.P.S.
Garmin GPS Map 550 / SIMRAD NSS12

Side Scan Sonar
SimRad NSS12

Satellite Phone
Iridium

FUEL BURN

130 litres per hour at 9 knots
70 litres per hour at 6 knots

MARINE TUGBOAT VESSEL ENGINE ROOM

Main Engines
2 x Blackstone ESL8 Mk2 736kw

Tugboat Gearboxes
2 x Eisenwerke Reinjes WAV1251 Reduction: 5: 1

Propellers
9′ approx Shaft: 8″ approx

Auxiliary
1 x Lister 6 cylinder x 40KVA 3 Phase
1 x John Deere 55KVA 3 Phase

Air Compressor
2 x Stenhoj H-6-Block
2 air banks

Warning Devices
Main engine oil pressure and temperature gauges and alarms. Bilge and fire alarms.

Steering Gear
Hydraulic, fixed nozzle, conventional rudders

Bilge/Fire
2 x KL Pegson to manifold

Fuel Pumps
1 x 100LPM fuel transfer pump
1 x 100LPM portable/diesel driven

LIFESAVING

Tugboat Safety Equipment
To full AMSA 2B requirements

Liferaft
1 x 16 person Seasava

Tugboat Vessel Compressors
65 cuft LP Compressor with 100m x ¾” hose (non-breathe)
14 cuft HP Dive Compressor

 

* Please note this information was correct as of January 2020. Specifications may change or be upgraded over time. Please contact us if up-to-date specifications are required, or for further information

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