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    OPL publishes new register for world tug fleet

    Publications // October 19, 2001
    A new register providing details on vessels making up the worldwide tug fleet has been published by Oilfield Publications Limited OPL).

    The new, 496-page book 'Tugs of the World', provides a wealth of general specification and performance data for some 3,035 vessels.

    Data for the vessels over 2,500bhp includes; owner/operator or managers, tug type, year built and yard, classification, flag, bollard pull, service/maximum speeds, horsepower and power units, tonnage, dimensions, machinery, tank capacities, winches and towing gear and useful facts on emergency intervention equipment, communication systems, accommodation and safety aids. Vessels with less than 2,500bhp are listed with abbreviated specifications.

    Other chapters in 'Tugs of the World' include, a directory of the names, addresses, telephone, fax, email and internet details for the 590 owners, operators and managers of the vessels listed, an alphabetical index of all tugs, an index, an index of owners operators with their tug fleet lists, an index of tugs by BHP rating and a colour section featuring important tug designs.

    OPL, who currently publish nine specialist vessel registers including volumes on mobile drilling units, cable lay vessels, survey ships, construction vessels and oilfield supply ships, say that this new book will meet a long standing requirement for a comprehensive and up to date reference on all types of tugs in service world wide.

    'Tugs of the World' is available price 95.00 ($160.00), from: OPL, 15 The Homend, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1BN, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1531 634561; Fax: +44 (0) 1531 633744; or e-mail:

    Further details are available by calling the book information department at OPL or by visiting the company's web site at

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