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


Robert Allan Ltd. designed 3500 MT DWT Double Hulled Oil Barges built in China

August 5, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the barge MTS 3501 was launched at Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, in Nanjing, China. The MTS 3501 is the first of four […]

First of three RAstar 2900-SX built by Sanmar for Svitzer SOHAR

July 8, 2020

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has delivered the first of three Bigaçay class ASD tugs that will be operated by Svitzer in the Port of Sohar, Oman. […]

Z-Tech® 4500 Tugs for the US Navy

June 10, 2020

The first of a series of six new Z-Tech® 4500 tugs for the United States Navy (YT 808) was successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries […]

“Strike Steel” Ceremony for the TRAktor V-3200 Tugboats being built in Indonesia

May 15, 2020

On April 15, 2020, the “strike steel” ceremony for the TRAktor V-3200 tugboats was held at the builders, PT. Graha Trisaka Industri, in Batam, Indonesia. […]

Quarantine Capability Incorporated in a Robert Allan Ltd. ASD 40-35 Design

April 29, 2020

As a part of Covid-19 precautions which are being taken around the globe, the tug design world is no different. An isolation/temporary quarantine capability was […]

RMK MARINE Delivers Two of Robert Allan Ltd.’s RAmparts 2500-SD Tugs to Local Client

April 27, 2020

Istanbul based RMK MARINE delivered 70 tonne bollard pull, RAmparts 2500-SD towing vessels T.DAMLA-8 and T.DAMLA-9 on January 31, 2020 and March 27, 2020 respectively […]

The Mighty Hercules Enters Service

April 8, 2020

The tug Hercules was built by Diversified Marine Inc. of Portland, OR and has now entered service for Crowley Maritime Corporation in Seattle, WA. Designated […]

Rimorchiatori Riuniti Takes Delivery of Italia, a Modified Version of Robert Allan Ltd.’s TRAktor 2500-SX Tug

April 3, 2020

Genoa Italy based Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group took delivery in February of a modified version of Robert Allan Ltd.’s TRAktor 2500-SX standard design from Sanmar Shipyards […]

Belov Engenharia Ltda. to operate Robert Allan Ltd. designed Dive Support Vessels for Petrobras

March 26, 2020

A renewed wave of investments in the Brazilian offshore industry has appeared on the horizon kindling the demand for new highly specialized vessels such as […]

Initial LNG Bunkering of the RAstar 3800-DF Tug at Ningbo Port

March 17, 2020

Robert Allan Ltd. congratulates Ningbo Port Group on completing the first LNG bunkering of their new RAstar 3800-DF tug Yang Gang Xiao Tuo No.60. The […]

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