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MV Abbe

Asean Maru

Chateau Thierry
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Chateau Thierry
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The Abbe is a very versatile twin screw tug work boat. The vessel is equipped with twin engines with the propellers set in nozzles with a powerful bow thruster. This makes the vessel highly manoeuvrable and very efficient when operating barges. This vessel is suitable for many different roles, towage, barge operations, crew transfer, guard duties, jack up tender, Fuel Transfer The Abbe is capable of carrying cargo which can be loaded with the crane on board.


Port of registry: Galway, Ireland
Official Number: 404691
Class: Class B Tug/ 8A P5 for 12 passengers
Call Sign: EI-NJ-5
Principal Dimensions  
Length (OA): 18.46M
Beam:      5.80M
Draft:   3M
Air Draft:   10.5M
Tonnage GT: 69/20 net

Light ship:                           

118 Ton
Displacement:    154 Ton
Cruising speed:   10.5 Ton
Bollard Pull:   12 Ton

Tank Capacity


4x Tanks @ 5.56m3
Total fuel capacity = 22.24m3

Ballast:   11.96m3
Fresh Water:  3.21m3
Septic: 0.58m3

The vessel is equipped with fuel transfer capability

Engine Room  

Main Engine No 2

Manufacture:        Detroit Diesel
Model:                                 12V – 71N6O
Engine Power:                   2 x 425HP
Gear box Manufacture:                Ulstein
Gear box Model:              55GSC
Reduction:                          4:1
Propulsion:                         Variable Pitch
Propeller in Kort nozzle  
Bow Thrusters type:       Schottel
Generator:                         Mercedes 40kva 380v/220v/24v
Auxillary Engine:               GM Detroit
Connected to Stewart & Stevenson fire pump for water cannon

Engine room equipment

Heater         Kabola B 35 40KW
Burner:            Bentone B1 FUV
Hot water:   Boiler Mobitherm
Fire Pump:                         

Stewart & Stevenson


Navigation Equipment  
AIS:       SAAB R4
SART:      Jotron type
Hand Held Waterproof  VHF Entel Submersible
EPIRB:                                   GME 406
VHF Sailor:                          RT  502Z DSC
VHF Sailor:                          RT 2048
Navtec:                                                N300 Furuno
GPS Navigation:                                Furuno
Radar:                                  Furuno 1832
Raytheon 3400
Auto Pilot:                           Robertson AP9
Rudder:  Display/Indicator x 2 Robertson
Chant Plotter: Max sea
The vessel  2 X steering stations.  One forward of bridge, and one at the aft of bridge. This gives the operator great viewing when doing deck operations on the aft deck, this improves safety as well.
Deck Equipment

One towing winch
12 Ton capacity
22mm towing wire
Towing hook        

Deck Crane:    Tico
Model:     100 WTM  900
Capacity:     3.5 Ton/2 Metres
Hydraulic Anchor:   Windless
Hydraulic:  Capsten

Safety Equipment
Fire Fighting
Engine room CO2 System
2 Life rafts
Fire Alarm System DAFO
Bilge Alarm Safety Equipment to suite class


Accommodation consists of:-

  • 2 Person Cabin
  • 1 Person Cabin
  • 1 Large Master Cabin

Toilet / Shower
Hot Water/Diesel Central Heating System
Power: 380v/220v/24v
Fridge Freezer / Oven / Cooker / Microwave / Washer / Dryer