PIRIOU signs order for a new tug for CARAIBES REMORQUAGE


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Posted on June 24, 2021 at 3:59 PM by

The maritime executive


PIRIOU has just placed a new order for the OST 30 of its range of tugs dedicated to towing. As operator of the port of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, CARAIBES REMORQUAGE has confirmed the construction of its 30.30 m tug with 60 tonnes of bollard traction and two rear azimuth propellers. It will be built in Vietnam and its delivery is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2022. This new tug will strengthen the fleet operated in Guadeloupe by joining POINTE TALI, the 55-tonne OST 30 PIRIOU towed bollard delivered in 2018.

This tug is more powerful and equipped with integrated friction clutches for optimized operation.

Vincent Faujour, Managing Director of the PIRIOU Group declares: “After delivering ‘Pointe Tali’ at the end of 2018, we are happy to continue our relationship with one of the main operators in the Caribbean. With nearly 20 years of experience in building tugs, proven designs at sea and a strong ability to customize our vessels to meet customer requirements, we continue to strengthen our position as a significant player in this segment.

Felix RAMAYE, head of CARAIBES REMORQUAGE adds: “We are very satisfied with the Pointe Tali tug that we have been operating for two years. This is why we naturally called on Piriou for this new tug, more powerful and better equipped to meet the requirements of shipowners, shipping agents and the Grand Port Maritime de Guadeloupe. It will allow us to expand our fleet and in particular support the increasingly large container ships calling at the ports of Basse-Terre, Marie-Galante and Pointe-à-Pitre. We also provide assistance and rescue services on the high seas. The ship will bear the name POINTE VIGIE 2. This is a tribute to the first tug in our fleet that got the company off the ground and continues to operate. provide service today ”.

A versatile port and coastal ASD tugboat

The OST 30 is a versatile tug designed for towing and push-pull port assistance as well as for towing operations on the high seas. With a length of 30.3 m, it can also assist vessels on the high seas. ‘approaching the access channels.

It is equipped with 2 azimuthal propellers and integrated friction clutches. These propellers are driven by 2 high speed marine diesel engines.

On deck, the ergonomics of the single control room allow the captain to carry out all driving and maneuvering tasks himself thanks to very good visibility both horizontal and vertical over the work area and the boat. environment.

In order to meet the specific operating conditions of CARAIBES REMORQUAGE, this tug has:

  • A pneumatic starting system to limit the number of batteries on board
  • Diesel and fresh water systems for supplying ships
  • 1/2 piece of Fi-Fi equipment to fight the fire
  • A rear winch and tow hook for towing on the high seas
  • Fenders adapted to push barges with low freeboard
  • An indirect refrigeration system involving all the equipment of the ship with coolers adapted to tropical conditions and without seawater circulation.

This tug is designed to perform a fairing with special antifouling and ICAF system every three years.

The accommodation complies with the latest ILO 2006 standards and particular care has been taken in soundproofing and air conditioning.

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.


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