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


First RAstar Series tugs from Robert Allan Ltd. enter service for Svitzer A.S.

December 9, 2008

  A unique new design of high performance terminal/escort tug has just entered service at the Dragon LNG terminal in Milford Haven, U.K., under the […]

High-performance escort/multi-purpose tugs for Rimorchiatori Riuniti from Robert Allan Ltd.

February 1, 2008

  Rimorchiatori Riuniti of Genoa, Italy have taken delivery of the Messico, a new offshore support and escort tug to add to their growing fleet […]

RAnger 2000 Class fireboat Independence for Philadelphia from Robert Allan Ltd.

December 20, 2007

  On December 14, 2007, the new RAnger 2000 Class fireboat, Independence, was commissioned by the City of Philadelphia Fire Department. The vessel was designed […]

Z-Tech® 4500 tugs ordered for U.S. Navy

November 8, 2007

  Robert Allan Ltd. has been awarded a contract to design a Class of new Z-Tech® tugs for the United States Navy Pilots. To be […]

New RAmparts 3000 Class tug, Harry Evans for Rio Tinto Aluminum in Australia

November 2, 2007

  In October 2007, the first of a pair of RAmparts 3000 Class ship-handling tugs, the Harry Evans was delivered to Svitzer Australasia by Cheoy […]

“Diamond” milestone for RAmparts 3200 Class tugs from Robert Allan Ltd.

November 2, 2007

  In the current plethora of tug-building worldwide, a milestone event occurred at Robert Allan Ltd. The 60th order of our highly successful RAmparts 3200 […]

Quartet of Robert Allan Ltd.’s new RAstar 2700 Class escort tugs for Rimorchiatori Napoli of Naples

October 30, 2007

Further establishing the popularity of their tug designs in Italian waters, Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to announce that their Client, Rimorchiatori Napoli of Naples […]

First AZ 30/80 Class tug Signet America launched

October 30, 2007

  On October 29, 2007, the first of Class Signet America, a new AZ-30/80 Class tug, was launched at J. M. Martinac Shipbuilders in Tacoma, […]

First RAscal 2000 Class line-handling tugs from Robert Allan Ltd. for IRSHAD of UAE

October 16, 2007

  In September 2007, the first of a series of three new high-performance, compact 20 metre line-handling tugs, named “Elyah” was delivered to the Owners, […]

New offshore terminal support tugs for Boston Towing from Robert Allan Ltd.

September 7, 2007

Boston Towing and Transportation Company have contracted with Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C., to design a pair of new offshore LNG Terminal […]

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