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On Friday 15th March, 2024, the Turkish built ElectRA 2200 SX design 22.2 m tug BB ELECTRA passed breakwaters at Grand Harbour, Malta at 0615 hrs berthing at DWQ 4 Wharf.

With a length (loa) of 22.2 m excluding fenders, molded breadth of 10.84 meters and least molded depth of 4.4 meters, BB ELECTRA has 1.718 kWh of battery power. It can achieve a bollard pull ahead of 45 tons and a speed of 11.8 knots. She’s the sixth electric power tugboat from her ElectRA series to Norwegian operator Buksér og Berging of which she will be based at the Port of Oslo.

Her Caterpillar C32 IMO Tier lll compliant switchable marine generator set provides 940 eKW at 1.800 rev/min and deck equipment includes a DMT TW-E250kN fore winch, Data Hidrolik DTH 50-120P tow hook, Palfinger PK11001MC deck crane and Data Hidrolik DTC 4000 EP-L rope reel.

BB ELECTRA, which has accommodation for a crew of three, is Buksér og Berging’s first eco-friendly electric-powered no emissions tug, with previous deliveries from Sanmar including the Tier lll emissions compliant sister escort tugs BAMSE and BOB, and BORGOY and BOKN, the world’s first two purely LNG-fueled tugboats.

And a RARE GENIOUS is aboard seeing her AIS System 🙂

She left Valletta the same day at 1716hrs bound to Oslo, stopping at Cartagena, Spain and Gabon was mentioned again ( I think the cook :)))))

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