Christening of RAstar 3200 Sister Tugboats in Hong Kong

July 4, 2019

Hongkong Salvage & Towage, a division of HUD Group, has added two new high-performance tugs to their fleet. The Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3200 vessels, MAI PO and SUNG KONG are the most powerful harbour tugs operating in Hong Kong harbour. The tugs were built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards and join four other Robert Allan Ltd. designs, also built by Cheoy Lee.

Particulars of the RAstar 3200 tugs are:

  • Length, overall: 32.00 m (excluding fenders)
  • Beam, moulded: 12.80 m
  • Depth, moulded (hull): 5.37 m
  • Maximum draft: 4.19 m (above baseline)

Tank capacities are as follows:

  • Fuel oil: 196 m3
  • Potable water: 41 m3
  • Sewage: 3.0 m3
  • Fi-Fi foam: 8 m3

The tugs are designed and built in accordance with Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

The tugs exceeded the Owner’s requirements at sea trials, achieving speeds in excess of 13 knots and BP in excess of 80 tonnes.

The vessels are equipped for off-ship fire-fighting capability to Fi-Fi 1 standard with water spray. They are rated for indirect escort manoeuvres in addition to ship-handling operations.

For more information on the newly christened tugs, the RAstar 3200, or on any other high-performance vessel designs developed by Robert Allan Ltd., please contact

Photos provided by Hongkong Salvage & Towage, HUD Group.