Tug Boat ‘Gulf Explorer’ 2B
- Harbour Towage
- Long-Range Ocean Towage
- Offshore Support & Offshore Supply
- Barge Mobilisation
- Tug Assist & Tug Escort Operations
- Vessel Tow & Marine Relocations
- Pontoon Towage, Installation & Relocation
- Helipad Towage & Relocation
- Crew Transfer Vessel / Pilot Transfer
(Endorsed ‘COVID-Safe’ Transport Provider)
- Launch Service
- Cargo, Freight & Fuel Supply Transfer
- Remote Area Logistics
- Fully Fitted Liveaboard Charter
- Tug Boat Charter for hire from Cairns, Queensland
About The Vessel
The ‘Gulf Explorer’ is a 25-meter tugboat charter vessel in AMSA class 2B survey.
Gulf Explorer is well suited to a range of support vessel and marine towage requirements. With a 35-ton bollard pull capability, 3-ton load and cruising capacity of over ten thousand nautical miles.
With ample deck space, a 30 meter³ deck hold, hydraulic crane and liveaboard accommodation that can carry up to 16 workers and sleep 10.
Suited to both harbour and offshore marine support, she is available for long-term charter and occasional workboat hire.
A range of marine equipment is available for hire in conjunction with the tugboat Gulf Explorer. These include a landing barge, various support vessels, a walk-in fridge & freezer, additional fuel cells etc.
Commercial Tugboat Vessel Specifications
Tugboat 2B Charter Vessel
Monohull steel tugboat for hire – for marine towage or as an offshore support vessel.
Registration No 29089QB
IMO No 7207217
Gross Tonnage 158.58 tonnes
Place of Survey Cairns, Queensland Australia
Vessel ‘Gulf Explorer’ Survey No 14036
Survey AMSA Full Class 2B Survey, 16 Person Anywhere within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
Vessel Length 25.60 Meter
Breadth 7.82 Meter
Draft 4.19 Meter
Tow Bollard Pull 30-Ton Marine Tug Bollard
Speed 8-10 Knots
Deck hold Large dry deck hold 30m³ with marine crane access
Hydraulic Crane 9.0 meter reach; 2-ton at 2.0 meters
Marine Tugboat Anchors 2 x stockless anchors
Windlass Hydraulic, twin gypsy, drum end
Winch Marine Tow Recovery Winch
Marine Towing winch 1 x hydraulic marine towing with split drum 1 x hydraulic capstan
Marine Tow Hook Fitted with quick release
130 litres per hour at 9 knots
70 litres per hour at 6 knots
Fuel 43.89 tonnes
Freshwater 12.55 tonnes
Desalinator 120 litres per hour
10 berth, fully air-conditioned liveaboard accommodation – Suitable for local and offshore personnel / crew transfer / crew accommodation / offshore workers accommodation
Fully air-conditioned interior
Fully equipped galley; stove, oven, fridge/freezers, microwave, cold water fountain, auto boil, S/S BBQ
Mess with TV & film library
Washing machine & dryer
2 hot and cold showers
2 x toilets (Class A sullage system)
Tug Accommodation Berths 2 x 1 Berth, 2 x 2 Berth, 1 x 4 Berth
Navigation / Communication Equipment
Radar Koden MD 3441
Auto Pilot TMQ Bosun AP9
Echo Sounders Furuno LS4100 / SIMRAD NSS12
V.H.F. Radio Icom IC M304 – IVGME 3 x Handheld VHFs
G.P.S. Garmin GPS Map 550 / SIMRAD NSS12
Side Scan Sonar Simrad NSS12
Satellite Phone Iridium
Vessel Engine Room
Main Engines 2 x Blackstone ESL8 Mk2 736kw
Gearboxes 2 x Eisenwerke Reinjes WAV1251 Reduction: 5: 1
Propellers 9′ approx Shaft: 8″ approx
Auxiliary 1 x Lister 6 cylinder x 40KVA 3 Phase 1 x John Deere 55KVA 3 Phase
Air Compressor 2 x Stenhoj H-6-Block 2 air banks
Warning Devices Main engine oil pressure and temperature gauges and alarms. Bilge and fire alarms.
Steering Gear Hydraulic, fixed nozzle, conventional rudders
Bilge/Fire 2 x KL Pegson to manifold
Fuel Pumps 1 x 100LPM fuel transfer pump 1 x 100LPM portable/diesel driven
Safety Equipment To full AMSA 2B requirements
Liferaft 1 x 16 person Seasava
Extras (Available Upon Request)
14 cuft Bauer HP Dive compressor
65 cuft LP Air compressor with 100m x ¾” hose (non-breathe)
3,000-litre fuel cells
4.5m inflatable RIB workboat for hire
Dry Laboratory / Stowage Room. Air-conditioned workers room – suitable for an onsite office, dry laboratory or can sleep 6-persons. Size 3 meters x 2 meters x 3 meters
2 x 1,500 litres Aluminium Portable Fuel Cell
Tugboat Charter Rates
North Marine offer both hourly and daily tugboat charter rates, in line with competitive industry standards.
Charter rates include time loading and unloading, voyage time, and duration at the worksite.
If required, use of our hi-ab truck or dogman and franna crane may incur additional charges.
To discuss a tugboat charter, please contact [email protected]
A full pricing schedule may be requested, by contacting us.
North Marine Vessel Charters
Based in Cairns Queensland, our charter vessels work anywhere inside of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone EEZ.
We offer competitive industry rates for workboat charters throughout the Pacific Ocean, tailoring solutions to any project on the water.