Marine Tug Boat Charter Vessel in Queensland
The ‘Gulf Explorer’ is a 25-meter tug boat charter vessel, in class 2B survey. She is well suited to a range of support vessel requirements.
North Marine provide a suite of marine towage and tug boat services throughout Queensland and the Torres Strait.
We have the capacity to perform a wide range of marine tow services. These include harbour and long-range ocean towage, tug and barge combinations, tow assist, tug escort and support vessel charters.
Our tug boat rates are highly competitive.
North Marine is a tugboat company based in the Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland. Our vessels are surveyed to work anywhere in Australia and the Pacific – inside the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This includes the Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Tug Boat Support Services – M.T Gulf Explorer
These include, but are not limited to:
Long-Range Ocean Towage
Tow Assist & Marine Tow Escorts
Boat Towage & Relocation
Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Towage, Installation & Relocation Services
Helipad Towage & Relocation Services
Offshore Support Vessel
Crew Transfer Vessel & Pilot Transfer – (Certified ‘COVID-Safe’ Transport Provider)
Cargo, Freight & Fuel Supply Transfer
Remote Area Logistics & Supply
Tug Boat Charter for hire from Cairns, Queensland
Fully fitted liveaboard charter
For some marine towage solutions, workboats are used in conjunction with tug boats to ensure a safe and quality-driven service.
About the Charter Tugboat, ‘Gulf Explorer’
The North Marine tugboat ‘Gulf Explorer’ has a 35-ton bollard pull capability, 3-ton load and cruising capacity of over ten thousand nautical miles.
She is in current Class 2B Survey of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
With an ample deck hold of 30m³, crane access and liveaboard workers accommodation, this hardy tug boat can deliver a range of requirements.
She comes with a hydraulic crane and a variety of optional extra equipment. These include, but are not limited to; a dumb barge, landing barge, workboats, air compressors etc.
Fully air-conditioned with liveaboard facilities, she can carry 16 persons and sleep 10.
The tugboat ‘Gulf Explorer’s liveaboard accommodation makes her ideal for personnel transfer/crew lodgings or a research tug charter vessel.
The tug ‘Gulf Explorer’ is well suited to perform both long-range and harbour marine tow services. The ‘Gulf Explorer’ is a support vessel capable of inshore and offshore marine projects.
The tug ‘Gulf Explorer’ is available for hire on both long-term and short-term workboat charters.
Harbour Tug Boat Assistance
Harbour tug boat services can be rendered to the Port of Cairns and all harbour destinations throughout Queensland.
Harbour tug boat rates are competitive, in line with industry standards.
Ocean Tug Boat Assistance
The ‘Gulf Explorer’ tug is suited to perform long-range ocean crossings; including marine towage, tug assists and tug escort services.
She is a perfect tug support vessel for transiting channels within the Great Barrier Reef and throughout Queensland waters.
Ocean tug boat rates are competitive, in line with industry standards.
Offshore Supply Vessel
Tug boat ‘Gulf Explorer’ holds long-term recurring contracts to deliver offshore supply to a range of clients, including the Australian Federal Government.
With ample deck space, dry storage, a walk-in fridge and freezer and a 30m hold, the tug can accommodate most cargo and freight supplies.
Offshore supply vessel rates are competitive, in line with industry standards.
Marine Tugboat Registration No 29089QB
IMO No 7207217
Tugboat Gross Tonnage 158.58 tonnes
Tugboat Place of Survey Cairns, Queensland Australia
Marine Tugboat Vessel ‘Gulf Explorer’ Survey No 14036
Marine Vessel Survey AMSA Full Class 2B Survey, 16 Person Anywhere within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
Vessel Length 25.60 Meter Marine Tugboat
Breadth 7.82 Meter Marine Tugboat
Draft 4.19 Meter Marine Tugboat
Tow Bollard Pull 30-Ton Marine Tug Bollard
Cruising 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
TUGBOAT LIVEABOARD ACCOMMODATION
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
MARINE TUGBOAT 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
MARINE TUGBOAT VESSEL ENGINE ROOM
Main Engines 2 x Blackstone ESL8 Mk2 736kw
Tugboat 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
Tugboat Safety Equipment To full AMSA 2B requirements
Liferaft 1 x 16 person Seasava
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
Tug Boat Charter Rates
North Marine offers both daily tug boat charter rates and hourly charter rates. Our pricing is comparative and in line with industry standards.
Tug boat charter rates include any applicable time loading and unloading, voyage time, and duration at the worksite.
* Please note this information was correct as of January 2020. Specifications may change or be upgraded over time. Please contact us if up-to-date specifications are required, or for further information.