Steel cutting ceremony for a RAstar 4200-DF designed by Robert Allan Ltd.

Image courtesy of Robert Allan Ltd.

Posted on May 20, 2022 4:28 PM by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Robert Allan Ltd]

On May 5, 2022, a steel cutting ceremony was held by Cheoy Lee Shipyards at their Hin Lee factory in Zhuhai, China for the first RAstar 4200-DF designed by Robert Allan Ltd. for Hong Kong United Dockyards Limited. The tug is the first of two vessels that will serve as a standby vessel for the first offshore LNG terminal in Hong Kong. The tugs will provide rescue services, FSRU emergency towing, LNG carrier berthing assistance, passenger and equipment transportation, firefighting, oil recovery and rescue services. rescue of the FSRU crew to the LNG terminal.

These tugs are the first dual-fuel variants of the existing RAstar 4200 vessel design which has just entered service in Mozambique. They are designed to maximize LNG operations and to be able to draw off LNG directly from the jetty.

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