Union Sapphire 05
Zeebrugge 13 September 2007

 

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Name

UNION SAPPHIRE

Type

Seagoing tug - Offshore vessels / anchor handling tug (AHT)

IMO-number

9220550

Registration number

01 00459 2001

Call sign

ORLL

Flag

Belgium

Port of registry

Antwerpen

GT

498 t

DWT

383 t

NT

149 t

Length

35,75 m overall

28,70 m between perpendiculars

Breadth

11,51 m 0extreme

Draught

Max.: 5,05 m

Min.: 4,70 m

Depth

5,60 m moulded

Speed

Max: 13,0 knots

Economic: 10,0 knots

Built

2001

Keel laid

04/05/2000

Launch date

09/05/2001

Date of completion

01/08/2001

Builder

Astilleros Armon SA

Navia

Spain

Hull material

Steel

Yard number

512

Hull type

Single hull

Continuous decks

1

Main engine

2x ABC type 8 MDZC - 4 stroke 8 cylinder 256 x 310 mm combustion engines total 3.700 kW / 5.028 hp at 1.000 rpm

Propeller

2x Schottel type SRP1515FP full azimuth propellers in Kort nozzles

Generators

2x Scania DS 9 95M diesel engines each 196 kW connected with generators each 180 kVA / 150 kW - 3x 380 Volt - 50 Hz

1x Diesel generatorset for harbour duties 90 kVA / 75 kW

Bow thruster

1x Schottel SST 100CP - 200 kW

Bollard pull

Ahead: 65 t

Astern: 60 t

Winch aft

For towing a Robust waterfall winch Brusselle type SLH-130/50/2-1 with one warping head on aft deck is fitted, Brake holding: 130 t, dynamic: 44 t at 10 m/min, slack rope speed: 50 m/min.

Winch for deck

Combined towing/anchor winch Brusselle type SLH-130.50/2-2-2 on forecastle deck with double drum1.600 x 700 x 2 x 600 mm

Brake holding: 130 t, dynamic: 44 t at 10 m/min, slack rope speed: 50 m/min.

Tugger winch

1x BRUSSELLE type HL 15 / 1-0 - pull 15 t

Stern roller

SWL 200 t - 4,00 m length, 1.250 mm diameter

Towing pins

Karmoy Karm towing pins 160 t

Stopper pins

Karmoy Karm Fork, MBL 300 t

Towing equipment

900 m / 48 mm

Deck area

85 m²

Deck strength

5,0 t/m²

Max deck cargo

20 t

Auxiliaries

Hydraulic pumps for propulsion system are main engine driven

All our tugs are fully equipped for salvage assistance s.a. external power supply, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, salvage pumps

Tank capacities

Fuel oil: 235 m³

Fresh water 33 m³

Lifting equipment

1x Palfinger - SWL 700 kg @ 9,20 m

1x Davit for rescue boat - SWL 1,25 t

Accommodation

3 single and 3 double cabins provide air-conditioned accommodation for 9 persons

Navigational equipment

2x X-band radar, Furuno FAR-2117

2x GPS navigator, Furuno GP 36 & OP-150

1x Satellite compass, Furuno SC-50

1x Gyro compass system Robertson

1x echo-sounder, Skipper

1x Autopilot system, Robertson

1x AIS system, McMurdo

1x ECDIS Transas Navisailor 4000

Operator

N.V. Smit Transport Belgium

Italiëlei 3 bus 2

2000 Antwerpen

Belgium

Owner

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

N.V. Boskalis Offshore transport Services

Rosmolenweg 20

3350 AA Papendrecht

The Netherlands

Previous owner

Unie van Redding- en Sleepdienst

Italiëlei 3 Bus 2

2000 Antwerpen

Belgium

Renamed

12/2018 Sapphire

Malta, Valletta - Call sign: 9HA4927

Owner: Boskalis Offshore Transport Services NV - The Netherlands

Latest data adjustment

19 December 2021