Last week MTG-Dolphin delivered a second-in-series tug, named “ALIOTH”, to Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar). The ship naming ceremony was held at the Port of Varna on the 29th of June.
This is the second of three vessels in a series built to the Robert Allan Ltd RAmparts 2700 design. “ALIOTH” satisfies the applicable rules and regulations of Bureau Veritas and will sail under a Bulgarian flag.
“ALIOTH” has an overall length of 27.6 m with a beam of 10m and a draft of 3.95 m. The main propulsion is comprised of two Caterpillar engines, each with a capacity of 1800 hp, driving two rotating Azipod Drives. The ship is fitted for an optional aft towing winch. Bollard pull is 40 tonnes.
“ALIOTH” is capable of performing both port and sea towage, having unrestricted navigation class notation, and of manoeuvring even in hard conditions.