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Robert Allan Ltd. – The Place That Launched A Thousand Tugs

May 9, 2017

By: Robert G. Allan, P. Eng. Executive Chairman of the Board Interestingly many of those early tugs, including the Weaver Lake, were shallow draft designs, […]

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 […]

Robert Allan Ltd.’s 150th Sanmar-built Tug for Svitzer’s Silver Bullet Project

March 30, 2017

The Svitzer Hermod and Svitzer Chirripo are the first two of six customized Robert Allan Ltd. RAstar 2800 class terminal support/escort tug designs for Svitzer’s […]

Robert Allan Ltd. Designs for New Fleet of Pusher Tugs & Barges for Louis Dreyfus Company in Brazil

March 13, 2017

A modern fleet of pusher tugs and barges for Louis Dreyfus Company, a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods have recently begun construction […]

A New Tug Class… the RAmparts 2300-MM for Med Marine

March 6, 2017

A newly designed variant of the popular RAmparts series of tugs from Robert Allan Ltd.; a RAmparts 2300-MM will commence construction very soon. This design […]

ART Trident – The First US Built Rotortug®

February 8, 2017

The first US-built Rotortug® – ART Trident has undergone trials and is now in service. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., and designated as an ART […]

RAindrops – Issue 14 – November 2016

January 31, 2017

Robert Allan Ltd. celebrates 87 for 87!

January 20, 2017

For Robert Allan Ltd. 2017 marks our 87th consecutive year in business. That particular anniversary, though laudable in any business, didn’t hold much import for […]

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