Unique ASD 40-35 Pilotage & Towing Vessels Launched

January 23, 2019

The new Jingang Lun 31 and Jingang Lun 32, a unique pair of combined towing and pilotage vessels, constructed by Zhenjiang Shipyard of China were launched on January 08, 2019. The two sister vessels were designed by Robert Allan Ltd. for service at Tianjin Port, at Bohai Bay, China and will be used in a combined pilotage and towing service. The senior management of the Port’s towing division attended the launch ceremony and expressed satisfaction with the well-designed hull form, appearance and overall outfitting and condition of the two vessels.

The two vessels will comply with China Classification Society (CCS) requirements for intelligent ship (i-ship) notation.

Principal particulars of this new design are:

  • Length O.A.: 40.0 m
  • Beam, moulded: 11.0 m
  • Depth, moulded (hull): 5.12 m
  • Maximum Draft: 4.01 m

The design service speed required is in excess of 14 knots and the extensive accommodation for a crew of 10 plus pilots requires a longer hull than normally used for a pure towing vessel design.

Jingang Lun 31 and Jingang Lun 32 are classed and built according to the following CCS Class notation:

CSAD, Tug, Greater Coastal Service, Ice Class B, CSMD, AUT-0

Main Tank Capacities are:

  • Fuel Oil: 80 m3
  • Fresh Water: 40 m3

For more information on this unique design or any other vessel designs, please contact design@ral.ca.