Environment Agency - Wide Beam Tug
Manor Marine have built a Work Barge and Wide Beam Tug for the Environment Agency that have been designed for all year operation on the rivers and watercourses in the Kent and South London area.
The tug is to be used as a pusher tug, suitable for pushing pontoons and barges as appropriate. The tug is 6m Long by 2.7m Wide.
14m Workboat - Lom Pangar 1
Manor Marine have just completed the build of the 14m steel single chined mono hull workbarge "Lom Pangar 1" for Desmi Ro-Clean.
The 14m Work Barge has principal dimensions of :
Length Moulded : 14.00 metres
Beam moulded : 4.50 metres
Depth moulded 1.13 metres
Draft light : 1.10 metres
Powered by twin Yamaha 100hp four stroke outboards, the Lom Pangar 1 will be employed on general work duties on a dam reservoir currently being built in Cameroon.
The dam is located some 300 miles inland from the main sea port of Douala.
A Fassi 10m reach crane mounted forward enhances the vessels usability and is powered by a Geminiani Perkins power pack.
12.95 METRE RIVER TUG :
Manor Marine built and delivered a 12.95m River Tug to British Waterways.
The multi-purpose river tug is suitable for towing, pushing, plough, dredging, surveying and lifting. The main dimensions of the river tug are :
Length Overall ( Hull ) : 12.95m
Length BP : 11.80m
Breadth Moulded : 4.00m
Amidships Depth Moulded : 2.25m
Draft : 1.50m
Air Draft : 3.35m
Fuel Capacity ( Approx. ) : 4000 Litres
Fresh Water Capacity ( Approx. ) : 500 Litres
Grey Water Capacity ( Approx. ) : 500 Litres
Bollard Pull : 3.5 Tonnes
Free Running Speed : 7.0 Knots
Areas of Operation will cover rivers and canals in Scotland and England with occasional coastal passage between canal systems. The River tug is capable of pushing dumb barges/hoppers of 150/180 Tonnes in weight.
The vessel is of a double chine construction with a transom stern and raked soft nose stem, featuring twin screws with a centre skeg aft. Accommodation is provided for a crew of 2, with LSA for 6. The river tug was built to MCA small commercial vessel and pilot boat code of practice Category 2 area of operation.
6 METRE NARROW BEAM TUGS :
Whilst these are the smallest vessels that Manor Marine have built to date, they are quite complex and compact which made for a challenging fit out. The delivery time for the 23 vessels was very tight (one completed every 10 days), but this was met by a combination of the skills and work ethics of our labour force, and the professional and " can do " attitude of our management team.
The narrow beam tugs double chine, steel hulls have Principal Dimensions of : length of 6 metres, a beam of 2.07 metres, and a depth of 1.066 metres. The tugs were fitted with a modern propulsion system with a 39 hp diesel engine with low noise / emissions and a hydraulic drive, which were specified to meet all applicable environmental standards.
The British Waterways tugs have an enclosed cabin capable of carrying 3 people and incorporate an elevating mechanism to enable the skipper to see over high loads. They have seperate washing and toilet facilities for the crew, with hot and cold water for hand washing. Also included is a flushable toilet with a waste water and sewage storage tank.
The vessel's dimensions enable the tug to turn within the width of a canal and push hopper barges from either end, alleviating the problem of having to turn around using 'winding' holes.
To aid mobilisation all craft must be of a common gauge and able to work anywhere on the waterways network. A new latching system allowing the tugs and narrow hoppers to connect by remote control, have been incorporated to be compatible with future wider craft. Winches are provided for connection to older hoppers without a latching system.
6 METRE WIDE BEAM TUGS :
The wide beam tugs double chine, steel hulls have Principal Dimensions of : length of 6 metres, a beam of 2.73 metres, and a depth of 1.25 metres, with an operating draft of 0.850 metres.
The wide beam tug is suitable for use on the canals of the United Kingdom, where the width is greater than 2.7 metres. The tug is principally used as a pusher tug, suitable for pushing British Waterways narrow beam, wide beam and where appropriate river vessels.