Tugs and Launches

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Port Taranaki operates three tractor tugs and two launches

  • Tug Kinaki (under construction) - 60 tonne Bollard Pull
  • Tug Tuakana - 40 tonne Bollard Pull
  • Tug Rupe - 30 tonne Bollard Pull
  • Tug Kupe - 28 tonne Bollard Pull
  • Launch Mikotahi - Pilot Launch and personnel transport
  • Launch Westgate - Pilot Launch and personnel transport
  • Launch Rawinia - Oil field support crew transport and Oceanographic survey vessel

Tugs are provided for most vessels, the number of tugs required depending on the size of each vessel and the weather conditions at the time.

Tuakana and Rupe each have the capacity of pumping 22,000 litres of water, or foam-injected water, per minute.

Port Taranaki's fleet is also available for contract work, including coastal towing and offshore support.

 

Kinaki (Under Construction)

  • LOA: 25.3m
  • Gross tonnage: <400GT
  • Displacement: <500 tonnes
  • Bollard pull: 60 tonnes
  • Full firefighting capabilities

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Tuakana (built 1996)

  • LOA: 30.50m
  • Gross tonnage: 347 tonnes
  • Displacement: 534 tonnes
  • Bollard pull: 40 tonnes
  • Full firefighting capabilities

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Rupe (built 1984)

  • LOA: 28.8m
  • Gross tonnage: 283 tonnes
  • Displacement: 480 tonnes
  • Bollard pull: 29 tonnes
  • Full firefighting capabilities

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Kupe

  • LOA: 32.4m
  • Gross tonnage: 304.03 tonnes
  • Bollard pull: 28 tonnes
  • Full firefighting capabilities

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Launch Mikotahi (built 2014)

  • LOA: 19.5m
  • Displacement: 27 tonnes
  • Sea Speed: 24 knots

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Launch Rawinia (built 1998)

  • LOA: 17.6m
  • Gross tonnage: 22 tonnes
  • Displacement: 18 tonnes
  • Sea Speed: 26 knots

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Launch Westgate (built 1989)

  • LOA: 16.9m
  • Gross tonnage: 33 tonnes
  • Displacement: 13.8 tonnes
  • Sea Speed: 18 knots

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Contact Us

  •   Port Taranaki Limited
        Port Taranaki Centre
        2-8 Bayly Road
        PO Box 348
        New Plymouth 4340
        New Zealand
  •   +64 6 7510200
  •   +64 6 7510886
  •   info@porttaranaki.co.nz

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Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is one of New Zealand 's key import and export ports.

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