Iskes Towage & Salvage welcomes newest purchase: the Telstar
The newest addition to the Iskes fleet, the Telstar, arrived in Ijmuiden last Saturday (October 1st, 2016).
The Telstar, named after the football club of Velsen, is built by Holland Shipyards at Hardinxveld-Giessendam.
A test period with the EDDY I last year got Jim Iskes, Director, excited to build an EDDY tug for the Iskes fleet. He arranged to do so on the condition that he and his technical crew would be closely involved with the construction of the Telstar.
This turned out to be a successful co-operation with the result being that the Telstar is built entirely to the preferences of Iskes. In comparison to the EDDY I the Telstar is more compact (24m long, 11m width) and has a bollard pull up to 78 tonnes.
The Telstar is built according to the concept of the EDDY I (Efficient Dynamic Double Ended), a new concept due to the narrow shaped hull and the thrusters, which can be rotated 360 degrees and are placed in line with the front and rear of the tug, making the Telstar particularly manoeuvrable for work in small harbours and sluice gates. Unlike the traditional tugboats, the Telstar has two engine rooms. Another characteristic feature of the Telstar is that it is a Hybrid tug, by use of the diesel-electric impulsion it is able to save up to 30% on fuel, which contributes to a diminishment of the CO-2 emission a feature fully in line with the Iskes green target.