The vessel Clara Campoamor, operated by SASEMAR and based in Cartagena, belongs to the type of multipurpose ocean going tugs. The most remarkable feature of this boat is its versatility, which allows it to act in different types of areas:
- Rescue operation
- Marine pollution, as they have capacity to collect waste in the sea.
- Assistance and towing ships and other maritime operations.
The Clara Campoamor is 80 meters long, 20,600 horsepower, 228 tons of towing and 1,750 m3 of storage capacity. With a crew of 18 people, sleeps up to 38 people in their cabins.
Multipurpose vessels can be used as platforms to support maritime operations thanks to :a system for dynamic positioning, spaces specifically enabled and equipped for the work of divers, auxiliary equipment, central communications, etc. Other elements such as seadark radar, night vision camera (FLIR), firefighting equipment, and two different systems for the collection of oil residues, plus the possibility of applying dispersants complete the endowment ensuring its viability and suitability for any type of emergency.
The two cranes installed in the middle of the ship allow them to ship containers of 10 or 20 feet and can lift 20 tons each with a range from 4 meters minimum 15 meters maximum.
Equipped with two auxiliaries vessels: one of 9 meters long, with a pulling capacity of two tons; and other 7 half meters long, capable of reaching 33 knots powered by waterjets.
All these characteristics with an open space at the stern make this ships a perfect platform to work with underwater robotics systems.