A new Chinese rescue tug boat named “Nan Hai Jiu 101” has been put into service in the Guangzhou region for China Rescue and Salvage.
The tug was built at Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding Company and is equipped for rescue, firefighting, towing and helicopter operations.
This multifunctional vessel, powered by twin 7,000 kW Wärtsilä engines, is the first application in China for the new ZF 9000 series designed and manufactured by ZF Marine GmbH, Germany. The two, specially modified ZF 9060NR2 transmissions are speed-increasing, two-shaft versions (ratio 2.957) and drive fire pumps, each transmitting a torque of 17,430 Nm.
In the near future, another two vessels are intended to be built for operation in the Shanghai and Yantai regions.