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Tug boat Kankujerry commissioned

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By Alagie Manneh

A new tug boat, the Kankujerry, was commissioned yesterday by officials of the Gambia Ports Authority in Banjul.

The Tug boat is a modern seagoing twin screw for harbours and coastal waters.
It was commissioned by Alpha Barry, the chairman of the GPA board of directors.
The boat is a standard design built by Damen Shipyard in the Netherlands with a capacity of 47 tons bollard pull with an engine installation which consists of two caterpillar propulsion engines making a combined capacity of 3300hp.

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The tug is also equipped with an external firefighting and salvage system, foam mixing system, oil pollution control system with dispersant pump and booms. It also has a towing winch with brake holding force of 125tons, a deck crane with lifting capacity of 0.8 tons at 10.36 and a fixed internal fighting system-central firefighting installation and a state of the earth navigation equipment and aids including the automatic identification system (AIS) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) for sea areas A1, A2 and A3.

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