Apex (MQVM8)

Built: 2008
Builder: Astilleros Gondan
Flag: UK

Main Dimensions

Length: 37,0 m
Breadth: 14,0 m
Draft: 6,9 m


Operator: Solent Towage Ltd
Built: 2008
Builder: Astilleros Gondan
Yard no.: 438
Designed by: Robert Allan Ltd
Call sign: MQVM8
Flag: UK
Port of Registry: Southampton
IMO no.: 9408035
Classification: BV: I HULL MACH Fire-fighting Oil recovery Tug Escort tug Unrestricted navigation AUT_UMS
Safety regulations: UK Flag, Solas 1974/1978, IMO Loadline, MARPOL 1773/1978


Length o.a.: 37,0 m
Breadth mld.: 14,0 m
Depth mld.: 5,4 m
Draft max.: 6,9 m
Operational draft: 6,7 m
Air draft: 24 MTS

Tonnage - Deadweight

Gross tonnage: 643 GT
Net tonnage: NT

Deck equipment

Towing pins: Type: Karm 130947
Deck cranes: 1 x 3 T at 11,5 m. Type: Effer 44000-3SL
Capstans: 1 x 8 T. Type: Karmoy 162065


Main engines: 2 x Rolls Royce Bergen. Type: C25:33L8P
Horse power ration: Total continous output 5040 kW (6850 BHP)

Auxiliaries / Electrical power

Generators: 2 x Volvo Penta, each 136 kW. Type: D7AT/TA

Electrical systems and power management

Electrical power: 2 x Stamford generators 400 V/220 V, 50 Hz

Main propellers

Maker: 2 x Voith
Type: VSP 32 R5/250-2


Bollard pull: 67 tonnes
Steering force at 10 knots: 137 tonnes
Braking force at 10 knots: 181 tonnes
Speed free running: 15 knots

Liquid tank capacities

Marine Gas Oil: 213 m3
POT water: 24 m3
Foam: 23,4 m3
Oil recovery: 146,5 m3

Fire fighting equipment

Firepumps: DNV Fi-Fi 1 Class. 2 x 1500 m3/h at 14,7 bar. Type: Eureka pumps OGF 250x350
Firemonitors: 1 x water monitor 20000 l/h. 1 x water/foam monitor 20000 m3. Type: Kvaerner FM 200 HJF
Foam: 1 x water/foam pump/monitor covering cargo deck area. Type: Grundfoss CR 16-120
Other: Water Drench System. Protection equipment


Oil booms: 1 x 250 m Norlense 450 S
Oil skimmer: Desmi

Towing equipment

Main towing winch: Type: Karmoy 060445
Pull/Brake force: 114 T Pull. 300 T Break
Escort line: Towline:1 x 200m x 78mm SK78 Dyneema 12 Plait Core. Pennant: 1 x 50m x 78mm SK78 Dyneema
Spare tow/escort line: Towline: 1 x 250m x 80mm Dextron 12 Plus SK78 Dyneema. Pennant: 1 x 50m x 88mm MegaMooring HS88

Navigation equipment

Radar: 2 x Furuno 2127 BB 3cm ARPA
Electronic Chart System: 1 x Telchart 2121
Compass: 2 x Simrad Gyro GC 80
Autopilot: 1 x Simrad AP 50
Echo Sounder: 1 x Furuno FE 700
Navtex: 1 x Furuno NX 700 B
DGPS: 1 x Furuno GP 150
AIS: 1 x Furuno FA 150
Log: 1 x Furuno DS 80

Communication equipment

General: GMDSS installation in accordance with IMO regulations for vessels operating within Sea Area A2
GMDSS Radio MF/HF Transceivers & DSC: 1 x Furuno FS 1570
GMDSS VHF with DSC: 1 x Furuno FM 8800 S
GMDSS VHF portable: 3 x Jotron Tron
VHF: 1 x Sailor RT 2048. 2 x Sailor C 4900
GMDSS EPIRB: 1 x Tron 45SX. 1 x Tron 40S
GMDSS SART: 1 x Jotron Tron
UHF: 1 x GM 360. 2 x GP 340
Mobile Telephone: Nokia 32 GSM
Telefax: Nil


Single cabins: 6 x Single cabins
Office: 1 x Office
Other: Messroom, Dayroom, Galley, Washroom, Laundry, Gymnasium

Lifesaving / rescue

Approved lifesaving appliances for: LSA approved for 6 persons
Liferafts: 2 x 6 persons
Rescue/MOB boat: Zodiac MOB. Approved for 6 persons