Royal Thai Navy Boosts its Tug Fleet with a Second RAmparts 3200 Signing

February 16, 2018

On January 19th, 2018, Italthai Marine Limited of Thailand signed a contract with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) for the construction of a sister ship to the very successful RAmparts 3200 tug Panyi 857.

Italthai have built three Robert Allan Ltd. tugs previously for Thailand, Panyi 857 built in 2016 and a pair of RAmparts 2800’s for The Port Authority of Thailand, Tarua 120 and Tarua 302 both built in 2012.

RTN officials in attendance included Admiral Naris Pratoomsuwan, Commander-in-Chief and Vice Admiral Sommai Wongchan, Deputy COS and Chairman of the Project Management Committee. Mr. Wirat Chanasit, Managing Director of Italthai Marine Limited represented the shipyard.

The tug will be built to the following notation of Lloyd’s Register:

✠ 100A1, Tug, ✠ LMC, Fire-Fighting Ship 1 with Water Spray System

Particulars of this RAmparts 3200 design are as follows:

  • Length overall: 32.00 m
  • Beam, moulded, extreme: 12.40 m
  • Depth, moulded (hull): 5.40 m
  • Maximum draft: 4.35 m

Primary tank capacities are as follows:

  • Fuel oil: 155 m3
  • Potable water: 50 m3
  • Foam: 7 m3

Hull form and all equipment are the same as Panyi 857 with enhanced fendering system to handle the navy’s new submarines. Purpose of the tug includes handling large navy vessels and submarines during in or out port, supporting of oil recovery operation, fire-fighting operation and other duties.

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