The Rupsha class medium coastal tug boats were built in Bangladesh’s Khulna Shipyard under Damen Stag Tug 3008 design specifications. They incorporate technology from South Korea and were built with Dutch technical assistance.
The vessels are designed to handle ships of medium size in harbour and coastal environments. They have a maximum displacement of 330 tons and an overall length 30 metres. The Rupsha class tug boats are powered by two Caterpillar 12V 3512 marine diesel engines, which allow a the vessels to reach a maximum speed of 12 knots.
A complement of 23 personnel including 3 officers