MTS Vigilant is a Shoalbuster 3009, specially designed to work in shallow as well as in deeper waters, classed by Germanischer Lloyd with an unrestricted sailing area. The MTS Vigilant has a bollard pull of 50 tonnes, an operating draft of 3.00 meters which can be reduced to a minimum operation draft of: 2.8 meters and an increased stability. This in combination with a large capacity of fuel oil and fresh water makes a Shoalbuster perfect for diverse worldwide operations.

With its multi-purpose design, the MTS Vigilant can be used for a wide-ranging scope of work, covering, but not limited to, towing (single and double), pushing, dredging support, salvage assistance, wreck removal, harbor maintenance, harbor towage, escorting, buoy and anchor handling, anchor recovery, pipe and cable laying, deck and/or cargo transportation and pollution control in both inland and coastal waters.

The MTS Vigilant is manned with an experienced crew and equipped with the right quality gear for each job. The MTS Vigilant is equipped with a heavy Heila deck crane, a towing- and anchor handling winch and a spacious aft deck. The work deck of the MTS Vigilant is equipped with towing pins, a chain stopper and a wide stern roller. All to ensure the safety of the operations, whether towing or while performing anchor handling activities. Our vessels have a safe working environment for our crew.

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Type Shoalbuster 3009
Classification Germanischer Lloyd: 100 A5 (Tug) MC - USL 2A
IMO number 9533969
Year built 2008 - Damen Shipyard, NL
Flag St Vincent and The Grenadines
Port of registry Kingstown
Call sign J8135266
MMSI 376656000
Length overall 30,08 m
Breath overall 9,10 m
Minimum draft 2,90 m
Operational Draft 3,00 m
Maximum draft 3,20 m
Minimum air draft 10,30 m
Maximum air draft 16,00 m
Gross tonnage 309 t
Net tonnage 92 t
Typel Heila HLRM 170-3SL
Capacity 5,30 T @ 18,03 m
Fuel oil 174,90 m³
Fresh water 40,90 m³
Lubricating oil 7,30 m³
Hydraulic oil 3,10 m³
Dirty oil 4,30 m³
Sewage 3,30 m³
Bilge water 4,30 m³
Main engines 2x Caterpillar 3512B TA/C, 12 cyl, 1600 rpm
Total power 2.460 kW / 3300 bhp
Propulsion 2x Promarine fixed pitch propeller
Bowthruster 250 bhp, hydraulic driven
Main generator sets 2x Caterpiller C4.4 TA
Fuel oil transfer pump VWSI 8020,50 m/h @4,8 bar
Fresh water transfer pump VWSI 8020,50 m/h @4,8 bar
Fresh water maker HEM 4 m³ every 24h
Air compressor ABAC B5900 B
Powerpack CAT C-18 TA
Free deckspace 65,0 m²
Deck strength 15,0 t/m²
Towing winch Ridderinkhof Waterfall 50 t / 100 t (pull/hold) 750 m x 44 mm
Anchor Handling Winch 100 t / 100 t (pull/hold) 600 m x 40 mm
Tugger winch 8 t
Towing pins 3-in row + Shark Jaw Fork
Pushbow Full length rubber fendered
Stern roller SWL 100t
Bollard pull 50 t
Maximum speed 11,00
Economic speed 9,00
Horsepower 3300
Persons 7
Single cabin 3
Double cabin 2
Air conditioned Yes

The information is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to changes.


The MTS Vigilant has a proven track record and has worked all over the world in areas with limited maneuverability. Contact our Commercial Department for any additional information you might need. MTS Vigilant is ready to support your project anywhere in the world in a diverse working environment.

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