Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has collaborated with Japan’s Kanagawa Dockyard on the delivery of a new tug, Dolphin 29, the fourth in a series of 13 tugs being built for Adani Group at the yard. The tug will be engaged in mooring and towing work for berthing and un-berthing at the Adani Vizhinjam Port and along the coast of India.
Constructed under the single classification of IRClass, the tug has a 55 tonnes bollard pull capacity. Measuring 34.5m in length, Dolphin 29 is also equipped with an external firefighting system complying with IRClass class notation Agni 1. This enables a total output of 2,400 m3 per hour, equipping the tug with early stage firefighting capability.
H V Ramesh, Vice President, and Head of Shipbuilding Project Management at IRClass, commented: “Thanks to our dedicated team of surveyors, the delivery of the fourth tug, in spite of prevailing conditions, was unhampered and smooth. We are delighted to be part of the project and look forward to future partnerships.”