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The following press releases highlight recent vessel deliveries from Robert Allan Ltd. designs, and announcements concerning major new projects


Heedfully Handling a Colossal Crude Carrier

July 17, 2017

When the largest oil tanker ever to call on your port arrives, you need a confident team of tugboat crews and equipment to handle that […]

Alcor: Robert Allan Ltd.’s first Bulgarian Delivery

July 4, 2017

On June 2nd, 2017, “MTG-Dolphin” Shipyard delivered to Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) JSC the tug Alcor, the first of three vessels in series built to […]

A New Era for Z-Tech® Tugs

June 20, 2017

In late May 2017, Houston Texas based Bay-Houston Towing Co. and Suderman & Young Towing Company awarded construction contracts to Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC for […]

New Hybrid Icebreaking Tug from Robert Allan Ltd. for the Port of Lulea

June 2, 2017

After a rigorous selection process, Robert Allan Ltd. has been chosen to design a high- performance icebreaking escort tug for the Port of Lulea, Sweden. […]

Robert Allan Ltd.’s ART 85-32W Class Rotortug® Design Selected by Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. for their Port Hedland Towage Operation

May 31, 2017

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd’s subsidiary Pilbara Marine Pty Ltd has selected Robert Allan Ltd.’s ART 85-32W Class Rotortug® design as the primary vessel to make […]

Robert Allan Ltd. RAmparts 3200 Tug for Royal Thai Navy

May 29, 2017

Italthai Marine, Thailand recently delivered H.T.M.S. Panyi, a Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAmparts 3200 class tug to the Royal Thai Navy. The tug was officially […]

First of Robert Allan Ltd.’s RAstar 4000-DF Class Dual Fuel Extreme Escort Tugs Delivered to Østensjø Rederi AS

May 26, 2017

Too frequently one sees claims for new vessels as being “state of the art” or “unique” when in fact they are usually just “more of […]

RAstar 85 Class Escort Tugs: Purpose Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. for the Demands of Western Australia

April 11, 2017

With the arrival of the Iron Kestrel and Iron Corella in Port Hedland, WA, the first two of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s six boat order […]

ART 100-46 Class Rotortug® DP2 Infield Support Vessel from Robert Allan Ltd. for KT Maritime

April 5, 2017

Construction of the Robert Allan Ltd. designed ART 100-46 Class Infield Support Vessel (ISV) is well underway at Damen Shipyards Sharjah, UAE. KT Maritime Services […]

RAlly 1600 Steel Pilot Boat from Robert Allan Ltd.

March 30, 2017

The pilot boat Kara Yusuf, named after the Owner’s grandfather, went into service on March 4, 2017 in Turkey. The boat will provide pilot transfer […]

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