MARINE TOWAGE / SUPPORT VESSEL CHARTER

Tugboat Hire ǀ Support Vessel Gulf Explorer ǀ Tim North MarineThe Gulf Explorer’ is a 25-meter tug boat for hire or vessel charter. With a 30-ton bollard-pull capability, 3-ton load, ample supply facilities and liveaboard workers accommodation. This hardy tug boat is ready to supply your marine towage needs.

Our tug ‘Gulf Explorer’ is well suited to perform both long-range and large-scale marine towage services. The ‘Gulf Explorer’ is the perfect support vessel for various inshore and offshore marine projects.

Our tugboat charter rates are highly competitive.

North Marine is a tugboat company based in the Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland. We operate throughout the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), including the Torres Straits and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

 

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Marine Tug Boat for Hire ‘Gulf Explorer’

Charter workboat/tug boat for hire and towage services.

Harbour Towage

Great Barrier Reef Towage

Tow Assist Service

Tug Escort Service

Freight & Fuel Transfer – including remote area logistics & supply

Local & Offshore Support Tug

Personnel Transfer & Crew Transfer

Project Support Vessel

Mooring Logistics – Installations & Block Manoeuvres

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Installation

Ship Supplies, Inspections & Repairs

Liveaboard Accomodation Vessel / Staff Lodgings


About the Marine Tugboat ‘Gulf Explorer’

The North Marine tugboat ‘Gulf Explorer’ has a 35-ton bollard pull and cruising capacity of over ten thousand nautical miles. In Class 2B Survey of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, with a 3-ton load.

Fully air-conditioned with liveaboard facilities, she can carry 16 persons and sleep 10.

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.

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 available for hire on both long-term and short-term workboat charters.



Marine Tug Boat Company Specifications for ‘Gulf Explorer’

 

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MARINE TUGBOAT VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS

Tugboat Vessel
Monohull steel tugboat for hire – for marine towage or offshore support vessel capacities.

Marine Tugboat Registration No
29089QB

O.N
344009

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 Survey
AMSA Full Class 2B, 16 Person
Anywhere within the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Length
25.60 Meter Marine Tugboat

Breadth
7.82 Meter Marine Tugboat

Draft
4.19 Meter Marine Tugboat

Bollard Pull
30-Ton Marine Tugboat Bollard

Cruising Speed
8-10 Knots

TUGBOAT LIVEABOARD ACCOMMODATION

10 berth, fully air-conditioned liveaboard accommodation
Suitable for local and offshore personnel transfer/crew accommodation / offshore workers accommodation
Fully air-conditioned
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 DECK EQUIPMENT

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

Deck hold
Large dry deck hold 30m³ with marine crane access

MARINE TUGBOAT HIRE EXTRAS IF REQUIRED

Dumb Barge
14 cuft Bauer HP Dive compressor
65 cuft LP Air compressor (no breathers)
8.0m Aluminium landing barge with bow door
3,000-litre fuel cells
6.5m Aluminium “Duck” workboat for hire in AMSA survey for 12 pax
4.5m inflatable RIB workboat for hire
Dinghies various
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 Cells

MARINE TUGBOAT TANK CAPACITIES

Fuel
43.89 tonnes

Freshwater
12.55 tonnes

Desalinator
120 litres per hour

MARINE TUGBOAT NAVIGATION / COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Radar
Koden MD 3441

Compass
Sestrel

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

FUEL BURN

130 litres per hour at 9 knots
70 litres per hour at 6 knots

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

LIFESAVING

Tugboat Safety Equipment
To full AMSA 2B requirements

Liferaft
1 x 16 person Seasava

Tugboat Vessel Compressors
65 cuft LP Compressor with 100m x ¾” hose (non-breathe)
14 cuft HP Dive Compressor

 

Tugboat Charter in Cairns Queensland ǀ Tim North Marine ǀ Towage & Remote Area Supply
* 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.

 

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