Main deck aft:
This is the working/towing deck. It is fitted with offshore-type cargo rails,
providing a relatively safe area between rails and bulwarks. The hydraulic towing winch is a Brattvaag SL50-1T type. The winch
has a split drum carrying 1,400m x 46mm steel wire on the deep sea drum and 110m x 46mm steel wire + 20m x 96mm fibre
rope as stretcher + 20m x 46mm steel wire as pendant on the habour drum. The winch is fitted with tension control and has a
pull of 50t at 16,5m/min and a brake force of 128t. To starbord a rope reel with a spare towing wire 1,400m x 46mm is
located. A triple-pole towing bitt is fitted in front of the winch. The middle pole can be moved horizontally, to guide either
the habour or deep sea wire. A Seebeck towing hook with 55t safe working load (swl.) is fitted for emergency use only.
Two towing pins are fitted in the aft bulwark.
Main deck, foreward:
Here part of the accommodation is located: three double-berth cabins, accompanying
sanitary space, galley, mess room, and storage rooms.
It is located directly above the main deck. A hydraulic combined Brattvaag anchor
and towing winch is fitted at the bow. This winch is used only in habour work so it has only a habour drum with the same
specification as the winch on the towing deck. The deck house houses the two single-berth cabins of the master and chief. There
is a third cabin which is described as hospital on the general arrangement drawing. The man-over-board (m.o.b.) boat and its
Palfinger Marine launching crane are located at the aft end at the port side.
It is located approx. 1 m above the deck house roof. This additional space is used
as battery and ventilation rooms. Two life rafts are fitted next to these rooms, one to starboard and one to port side.
A U-shaped control desk is located at the foreward bulkhead of the wheelhouse. It houses a complete set of controls. A second
control desk is fitted starboard aft in the wheelhouse with an unobstructed view of the towing deck. Motors, rudderpropellers,
bow thruster and aft winch can be controlled from here. The communications desk is located on the port side aft.
The safety equipment is according to the GMDSS A2 (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Area 2)and
contains Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) mobile phone, Inmersat-C phone and fax.
Part of the eletronics are two Racal-Decca radar systems, autopilot, echosounder, electronic chart system, satellite navigation, and gyro compass.
The deck is divided in two parts. Part 1 is the roof of the wheelhouse with searchlights
and the magnetic compass. Part 2 is a bridge between the two funnels. It carries the mast and one radar system. Two fire monitors
may be installed here when necessary.
In habour work the tugs have a crew of three, in offshore work a crew of six people. Accommodation is provided for eight people.