Krupp Shipyard In Duisburg Delivers Two Harbor Tugs To Guinea

After a construction time of only 10 months, Krupp Ruhrorter Schiffswerft GmbH in Duisburg, Federal Republic of Germany, recently completed two harbor tugs destined for Conakry, the capital of Guinea. The tugs, ordered by the African country's Ministry of Transport, concluded extensive trials in the port of Rotterdam before sailing to their home port.

Each tug has an overall length of about 87 feet, beam of 28.9 feet, and loaded draft of 9 feet. The boat is powered by two diesel engines with a total output of 1,860 bhp at 720 rpm. Free-running speed is 12 knots and bollard pull is 27 tons.

The tugs are classed by Germanischer Lloyd + 100a, 4K, + MC, "Coastal Tug." In accordance with the contract, Guinean crews consisting of two engineers, two seamen, and an electrician were trained at the Krupp yard during the vessel's construction, and they delivered the vessels to Guinea. Upon reaching Conakry, all on-board equipment was rechecked during a sixhour test. Subsequent handover of the tugs took place in the presence of Members of Parliament.

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