The new tug will serve as stand-by vessel (Source: Robert Allan)

Construction start at Cheoy Lee Shipyards for stand-by tug

Cheoy Lee Shipyards has started to build a tug of type RAstar 4200-DF designed by marine architect Robert Allan Ltd for Hong Kong’s United Dockyards Limited. The tug is the first of two newbuildings which will serve as stand-by vessels for the first offshore LNG terminal in Hong Kong.

The tugs will also provide emergency towing, assistance with berthing LNG carriers, transport passengers and equipment, fire-fighting, oil recovery and crew rescue services to the LNG Terminal.

They are the first dual fuel variants of the Robert Allan’s RAstar 4200 vessel type designed to maximise operations on LNG and to be able to bunker LNG directly from the jetty.

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