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Thursday, February 18, 2021 

A tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) of Canada, 'Hadera', a RAmparts 3200-SD ASD tug constructed at Med Marine’s Eregli shipyard has been delivered to The National Coal Supply Corporation of Israel.

The newly developed 32m ASD tug with escort notation is the third RAL designed tug to operate in this Middle Eastern country. Hadera has a large deadweight capacity, a shallow full load navigational draught of 4.81m, and was designed and built for low noise, especially in the wheelhouse and crew cabins located in the deckhouse and on the lower accommodation deck. The name Hadera is the name of the port where the vessel will operate.

The tug was designed and constructed to RINA Notation RINA C ✠ Hull ✠ Mach, Escort Tug, Fire Fighting Ship 1 – Water Spraying, Unrestricted Navigation, Aut-Ums, Inwatersurvey, Oil Recovery-Flash Point > 60 °C

Propulsion machinery consists of two Caterpillar 3516C main diesels, each powering a Schottel Z-drive. The multi-purpose tug is fully equipped with deck machinery including an escort winch from THR, tow hook, tow pin, stern roller and deck crane. The accommodations have been outfitted to a high standard for a crew of eight. The deckhouse contains an entrance lobby, the galley, mess, and two officer cabins with three double cabins on the lower deck. The wheelhouse is designed with a single split control station which provides maximum all-round visibility. The engine room features an acoustically isolated switchboard room.

On sea trials Hadera achieved bollard pull ahead of 77.5t, and a free running speed, ahead of 14 knots, while noise measurements showed none of the crew cabins have noise level higher than 54 dB(A).

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