Tug 'Helen'

GBP £65,000

Vessel Info

Name Helen
Class Single Unit Tractor Tug (SUTT)
Port Portsmouth
Builder Richard Dunston (Hessel) ltd
Year of Build 1974
Summary Full range of harbour work; pulling, pushing and side towing of surface ships, barges and berthing

aids in confined waters and assisting at sheltered anchorages;

Previously operated in category C and D regional waters in and around Portsmouth harbour.


This tug is in good order and ready to go to work. Basic bridge equipment VHF, Radar, Plotter etc.

Dimension (m)

Length overall (inc. fenders) 22
Beam (inc. fenders) 6.4
Depth at side )at half length) 2.6
Weight Light Ship (dead weight for lifting) 126 ton

Class info (now taken of register)

Class Notation +100 A1 Tug Portsmouth HARBOUR SERVICE +LMC
MCA Class MCA Class IX(A) Tug
Call Sign
IMO Number
Official Number

Tonnage (t)

GT 88.96
NT 0
Bollard Pull 5.5t

Tanks Capacity (t)

Fuel Oil 13.4
Fresh Water 3

Main Equipment

Type Quantity Make Model Type
Main Engine 1 Lister Blackstone ES 8M 485 kW
Propulsion Unit 1 Voith Schneider 20E/125
Generator 1 Perkins 4.236 34 kW
Generator 1 GM 43 MPD 67XXR 33.6 kw

This tug is in good order and ready to go to work. Has been dry docked in June 2020 where the hull was basted and painted, new anodes and antifoul. Superstructure in process of being painted. New battery’s fitted April 2020. Can go on the workboat code or keep as class 9a. Basic bridge equipment VHF, Radar, Plotter etc. Very well maintained and comes with full paperwork and drawings. Last full survey 2018.

Other Info

Elec Type 440 V AC (240v ac invertor for services)
Sore power Sully Three Phase
Hull Material Steel
Passengers 6 ( could be coded for 12 persons day passage)
Max Speed (knots) 9.8 Kts
Range 925 miles @ 9 Kts
Endurance 4.28 days
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