Twin screw tug on 10,000 mile delivery voyage

Tiong Woon Ocean 15 Tiong Woon Ocean 15

DECEMBER 9, 2013 — Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, WA, reports that Tiong Woon Marine Pte. Ltd. of Singapore has sold its 3,000 BHP twin screw tug Tiong Woon Ocean 15 (ex-Uni Haul Ruth) to Latin American interests.

Marcon says that this is the first sale it has handled for the buyer and seller and that the buyer has requested that its name be kept confidential for commercial reasons.

The tug is currently underway on her approx. 10,000 nm delivery voyage crewed and managed by TOS Ship Delivery BV in The Netherlands.

The 31.0 m x 9.0 m x 4.5 m depth / 3.5 m draft tug was built in 2005 by Nanindah Mutiara Shipyard in Batam, Indonesia, and classed LR +100A1 Tug, +LMC with all surveys and certificates up-to-date.

Power is by a pair of Cat 3512B-DITA diesels developing 3,000 BHP at 1,600 RPM with Twin Disc MG5506 6:1 gears and 4-blade fixed pitch manganese bronze props in fixed kort nozzles. Bollard pull is approx. 40 tonnes.

Towing gear consists of a 100 tonne brake electro-hydraulic, single drum winch, 42 mm main and 40 mm spare tow wires, two 40 mm pennant wires, wire bridles, other miscellaneous shackles and deck inventory.  

There is tankage for abt. 220 cu.m fuel and 51 tonnes fresh water, which gives her a range of approx. 22 days continuous. Air conditioned accommodations are provided for crew of 12 in 5 cabins.

Tiong Woon Ocean 15 recently completed a two year charter in North Africa before being shipped back to Southeast Asia as a dry tow, after which she underwent intensive maintenance, survey and repair. The tug worked on a contract to an oil major in Malaysia right up to a few days before her delivery to new owners, and reportedly, says Marcon, she had a very good track record with charterers.

Buyers have requested that their name be kept confidential for commercial reasons.