A$10M Tug Welcomed To Australia To Improve Port Operations

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Credits: Mackenzie Marine

Lillian Mac joins three other tugs in the Goldfields region port. A$10M tug has been welcomed to the Australian port of Esperance, with its name being named by two of the family matriarchs, Margaret Howells and Kathy Bradley, reports Riviera Maritime Media.

The 24-m tug is designed to achieve lower emissions during transit and towage operations and complies with IMO Tier III emissions standards for minimal SOx and NOx emissions for better air quality in harbours. It is driven by twin Caterpiller V16 engines and has fire-fighting capabilities of 1,200 m3/hr.

A$10M tug to improve port operations

This A$10M (US$6.6M) tug was named by two of the family matriarchs, Margaret Howells and Kathy Bradley after the company’s co-founder, the late Lillian Mackenzie who started the business with husband Don in 1972.

Sanmar Shipyards built this 24-m tug as the first Mark II version of Robert Allan Ltd RAmparts 2400SX design at its shipyard near Istanbul, Turkey.

It arrived in Esperance in March to improve port operations, joining Mackenzie Marine’s existing fleet Hellfire Bay, Shoal Cape and Cape Pasley.

The new class of tug was designed to achieve lower emissions during transit and towage operations.

Lillian Mac, with a beam of 12 m, complies with IMO Tier III emissions standards for minimal SOx and NOx emissions for better air quality in harbours. It is driven by twin Caterpiller V16 engines, has fire-fighting capabilities of 1,200 m3/hr and has accommodation for six people.

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Source: CGTN