Call Signal: SBTI.
Built: 1980, Mandal.
Loa: 24 m.
Beam: 8,50 m.
Draft: 3,60 m.
Main Engine: 2x Bergen Diesel LDMB-6.
Engine Power: 2x 1200 hp.
Propulsion: 2x Volda/Liaaen ACG 56/450.
Aux. Engine: 1x Volvo Penta 80 kW, 1x John Deere.
Speed: 12 knots.
Bollard Pull: Approx. 20 ts.
Bunkers Capacity: 66 m3.
Barge Coupling System: Articouple KD-80-DM.
Misc: HIAB Deck Crane, capstan on aft deck, cabins for a crew of five.
T/B Tofte is a pushertug, designed for handling the pushbarges Virke I-II. The tug is connected in the notch in the barge ́s stern via the hydraulic Arti-Couple system. This tug/bargesystem is designed for ro- ro shipments of pulpwood, wood- chips and other bulk cargoes, and also suitable for containertrans- ports. The system works at its best when the tug can deliver a loaded barge at a destination and take an empty in return. Shifting from one barge to another is done in a few minutes. Woodchips and pulpwood
are normally handled with wheel- loaders. The combination is very agile thanks to the 2 x 1200 BHP Bergen Diesels in Tofte, twin- screw CPP propulsion and twin Becker rudders. When Tofte is not handling the Virke-barges, it is a preferred choiced for ice-breaking, and can also be used for ship- docking.