Finland’s Alfons Håkans orders two icebreaking escort tugs

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Turku, Finland, headquartered Alfons Håkans has signed a contract with Turkey’s Sanmar shipyard for the construction of two ice class 67-ton bollard pull ASD tugs. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., they will be Finland’s first privately owned icebreaking escort tugs.

The tugs will be delivered to Finland in the summer 2020 and will strengthen company’s tug fleet in the Northern Baltic Sea.

The new TundRA 3200 series tugs will be classed by Bureau Veritas, with the following notation:

✠ Hull, ✠ Mach, Escort Tug, ✠ AUT-UMS, Baltic Service, Ice Class 1A, INWATERSURVEY, Green Passport-EU

These tugs will be capable of performing multiple tasks, including escort, ship- assist, icebreaking and ice management, open sea towing, fire-fighting, small cargo transfer on deck including 20-foot containers, assistance in salvage, and oil spill recovery. The hull is designed for icebreaking with strength that is significantly above requirements of the prescribed ice class 1A to ensure safety during icebreaking operations and eliminate the possibility of structural damage and shell plate deformation. For ship-assist in berthing and unberthing the tug is fitted with all necessary equipment and fendering for two directional, bow and astern pushing and pulling.

The tugs for Alfons Håkans, as illustrated on the accompanying general arrangement drawing, will have the following particulars:

Length overall: 31.5 m (excluding fenders)
Length, summer load WL 29.8 m
Breadth, molded: 12.0 m
Depth, molded: 5.8 m
Draft, navigational: 5.6 m
Installed Power: 2 x 2,000 kW
Speed: 13 knots
Bollard Pull, min: 67 t
Accommodation for: 7 persons
Gross Tonnage: 498 (approximate)

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