The vessel is a 20.25m steel mono-hull workboat, designed for operation in the Port of Middlesbrough. Constructed and finished to the highest standard, this bespoke design showcases the engineering capabilities of SMS.

Svitzer Leven has been designed to collect recycling materials and refuse from larger foreign vessels visiting the ports of Middlesbrough, Hartlepool & Milford Haven.

Richard Young, Technical Development Manager, Svitzer: “The ‘Svitzer Leven’ is a great example of what Southampton Marine Sevices are fast building a reputation for – bespoke design and build with real attention to detail. The quality of the finished vessel is excellent and we were delighted with her performance during the recent sea trails. ‘Svitzer Leven’ will perform a vital role for the Port of Middlesbrough – our thanks to Bob Gray and all at SMS for a job well done”.


Yard Number 105
Delivery Date 06-Feb-2014
Basic Functions Waste handling
Owner Svitzer


Length 20.25 m
Beam 7.65 m
Depth at sides 2 m
Draught Aft TBC
Displacement 76 t (Lightship)

Tank Capacities

Fiel Oil 7.2 m3
Freshwater 1.0 m3
Water Ballast  
Hydraulic Oil 0.4 m3


Bollard Pull Ahead  
Speed 13 knots

Propulsion Systems

Main Engines 2 x Doosan 196Ti
Total Power 2 x 235 kW (320 PS) at 2000 rpm
Gearboxes 2 x D-I Industries DMT140H
Propellers 2x BT Marine 914mm fixed pitch
Steering Gear Comp Power steering system Twin rudder

Auxiliary Equipment

Generator Set John Deere 60 KVA 50 Hz 415V
Hydraulic Pumps 50cc/rev 280 Bar
Alarm Set Engine, Bilge
Bilge/Ballast Pump CA-50-3 centrifugal pump
Fuel Transfer Pump PUISI Panther 65
Freshwater Set Jabsco Dual Max VSD System

Deck Layout

Anchor with Chain 60kg HHP
Deck Crane ACB BS-300
Bow Roller  


Main Deck Wheelhouse, Heads, Galley, Paint locker, Shower room

Navigation Equipment

Navigation Display Raymarine C120W
Radar System  
Searchlight Aquasignal Breman Handheld
Compass Ritchie B200P commercial
Echo Sounder  
VHF Icom IC-M441


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client testimonials

You should be very proud of all that you do, it is wonderful.
Classic Yacht Owner
Many thanks for your rapid work today; we are back in action again
Chief Engineer, Solent Ship Operator
Please pass on my thanks and also the thanks from my Chief Executive and Operations Director, the support of the SMS team is very much appreciated
Head of Engineering, Solent Ferry Operator
Many thanks for your teams hard graft, the work was completed and as always I am extremely happy with the quality
Colour Sergeant, Royal Marines HM Naval Base Devonport
Thank the welders, the work that they produced was to the highest standard and were great to work with
Project Manager, UK Shipyard
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