TOWAGE / SUPPORT VESSEL FOR CHARTER

25m Tugboat for Hire ‘Gulf Explorer’. With a 30-ton bollard pull & liveaboard accommodation

Tugboat Hire ǀ Support Vessel Gulf Explorer ǀ Tim North Marine

Charter workboat/tug for hire or towage services, based out of Cairns Queensland. The Gulf Explorer is the perfect offshore support vessel for a variety of projects.

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

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

Pontoon Installation

Ship Supplies, Inspections & Repairs

Liveaboard Accomodation / Staff Lodgings


About the Gulf Explorer

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

The Gulf Explorer’s onboard 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 charters.

Our tugboat charter rates are very competitive.


Tugboat Specifications

VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS

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

Registration No
29089QB

O.N
344009

IMO No
7207217

Gross Tonnage
158.58 tonnes

Place of Survey
Cairns, Queensland Australia

Survey No
14036

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

Length
25.60 Meters

Breadth
7.82 Meters

Draft
4.19 Meters

Bollard Pull
30 Tonnes

Cruising Speed
8-10 Knots

ACCOMMODATION

16 berths, fully air-conditioned
Suitable for personnel transfer / crew/staff accommodation lodgings
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)

Berths
2 x 1 Berth, 2 x 2 Berth, 1 x 4 Berth, 1 x 6 Berth

DECK EQUIPMENT

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

Anchors
2 x stockless anchors

Windlass
Hydraulic, twin gypsy, drum end

Winch
Tow recovery winch

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

Tow Hook
Fitted with quick release

Deck hold
Large dry deck hold 30m³ with crane access

TUGBOAT HIRE EXTRAS IF REQUIRED

14 cuft Bauer HP Dive compressor
65 cuft LP Air compressor (no breathers)
7.0m Aluminium landing craft with bow door
3,000-litre fuel cells
6.5m Aluminium “duck” AMSA survey for 12 pax
3.8m inflatable RIB
Dinghies various
3.5m x 3.0m Dry Laboratory / Stowage Room
2 x 1,500 litres Aluminium Portable Fuel Cells

TANK CAPACITIES

Fuel
43.89 tonnes

Freshwater
12.55 tonnes

Desalinator
120 litres per hour

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

ENGINE ROOM

Main Engines
2 x Blackstone ESL8 Mk2 736kw

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

Safety Equipment
To full AMSA 2B requirements

Liferaft
1 x 16 person Seasava

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 October 2019. 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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