The Hans, first of four tugs ordered from AB Asiverken (of Amal, Sweden) for the Red Tug fleet of the Gothenburg Towage & Salvage Co., entered service in February 1976. These tugs have been designed for general harbour-duties at Gothenburg, and especially for handling big ships in the narrow basins and the repair-yard docks. To compley with Swedish regulations for internal noise-level, the whole of the accommodation (which includes four single cabins) is elastically mounted and provided with noise-damping bulkheads, floating floor, and sound-absorbent ceiling. Other features include an ice-separating U-form sea-chest (to maintain engine cooling-water supplies in ice conditions), steering from four different positions in the wheelhouse, a Seebeck 40-ton quick-release towing-hook that swivels on an anti-heeling track, and a Firestone rotating fender-wheel at the bow (this pneumatic wheel, which can be locked, has a 200-mm deflection under a force of 30 tonnes). The article, which includes general-arrangement drawings, gives some further information on the tug and, in particular, her advanced fire-fighting equipment. This includes a foam/water monitor mounted on the wheelhouse top, and 12 water-hose outlets; all functions of this equipment are controlled from the wheelhouse.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • New Ships
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM