Everything You Need to Know About the Albatross V
The Albatross V is a single screw harbour/coastal tug designed and built in 1968 by Miller & Tunnage.
|Hull||Timber (round bilge) with 2½” timber hull sheathing.|
|Main Engine||Lister Blackstone delivering 600hp @ 800 rpm.|
|Gearbox||MWD on 5:1 redn. Bollard pull tested at 10 tonnes.|
|Shaft||8 inch mild steel. Oil filled stern tube.|
|Auxillary Engine||Perkins 4 cylinder driving 230 Volt – 30 kVA.
Second portable generator – Honda 2 kVA X 2
|Steering||Wheel / toggle / auto-pilot. 2 stations.
2 independently operated steering systems.
|Tankage||Fuel: 6000L in 3 tanks – 2 fwd and 1 in E/R (extra fuel capacity available).
|Fuel Consumption||When towing (including genset), vessel burns 50 litres per hour. Running free at around 8 knots, vessel burns approx 25–30 LPH.|
|Electrical System||240V, 24V, 12V, and 415V (three phase power).|
|Speeds||Cruise: 9.0 knots (650/700 rpm)
Max: 10 knots (800 rpm)
|Drystores/Voids||Massive dry store under aft deck. Divided into 3 compartments. Aft deck capable of a 14 tonne load.|
|Towing/Salvage Equipment||Tow posts on the bow. Dedicated stern towing bollard tow rope. Storage winch, Full navigation lights etc. Spotlights fore and aft.|
|Capstan||Anchor winch. Double drum. 100m chain per side. EPIRB: 406.|
|Fire Extinguisher||To survey|
|Presently rigged for||Harbour / coastal towing / salvage work|
|Electronics||Kenwood SSB, Icom VHF, GME VHF, Furuno FCV1000 sounder, compass, Furuno 1831 MK2 radar, Furuno FAP 300 auto-pilot, Furuno Navigator GP50 GPS, Furuno 1650 chart plotter, Lenovo C-map chart storage, iridium satellite phone.|
|Cooking||Gas oven / grill, Microwave oven, gas BBQ|
|Accommodation||12 berths – 10 passengers, 2 crew – all recently refitted. Spacious toilet and shower in forecastle plus additional berths in aft quarters with shower and toilet. All accommodation has 230 volt power and lighting, with heaters, as well as 24 volt lighting.|
|MSA Certification||Recently completed 4-year survey. Coastal limits: 12 passengers and 18 tonnes deck cargo. Coastal limits: towage, workboat|
|Survey||SGS M&I – Non-passenger and passenger survey issued October 2017, for a 30 mile coastal limit.|
|Books||2 stability books; one each for passenger and work use. The latter allows an 18 tonne deck load on the aft deck.|
|Crane||Recently fitted and surveyed Hiab crane, 5 tonne capacity, 13m reach. Stowed behind wheelhouse.|
|Winch||Rope storage winch on deck for tow rope capable of handling a 300 tonne barge.|
|Shelter||An 8m x 4m PCV cover has been constructed on the aft deck for shelter, alfresco dining, storage or work area as required.|
|Deck||Stainless four-burner BBQ, table and chairs.|