JAMAICA: Ocean’s new tug for Kingston

2018, November 1: Ocean has bought a new harbour tug from the Sanmar group to service its contract obligations in the Port of Kingston.

The Canadian firm previously deployed three of its harbour tugs to Kingston in June 2018 after signing a 10-year deal with the Port Authority of Jamaica.

The Bogacay IX has been renamed Ocean Kingston Pride. It is a Ramparts 2400 SX Class tug designed by Robert Allan and adapted by Sanmar. It has a bollard pull of 80 tonnes and a top speed of 13 knots, propelled by a pair of 2,350kW Caterpillar diesel engines  running two Rolls-Royce US 255 CP azimuthing Z-drives. It has Navico bridge systems, including Simard autopilot, radar and two GPS devices.

The tug is fitted with an electric-driven double-drum DMT forward winch and an aft quick release tow hook by Data Hidrolik. []