Apex (MQVM8)

Builder:Astilleros Gondan

Main Dimensions

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


Operator:Solent Towage Ltd
Builder:Astilleros Gondan
Yard no.:438
Designed by:Robert Allan Ltd
Call sign:MQVM8
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:150 tonnes
Braking force at 10 knots:150 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:1 x 250 m 88 mm UHMPE. MBL 500 T. 1 x 50 m 88 mm UHMPE pennant
Spare tow/escort line:1 x 250 m 104 mm Polyester Superline. MBL 336 T. 1 x 30 m 68 mm UHMPE Pennant. MBL 336 T

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


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