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MedMarine takes delivery of first of eight new tugs from Ereğli shipyard

MedMarine takes delivery of first of eight new tugs from Ereğli shipyard
Tug Safi Port, the first of a series of eight vessels under construction at Med Group’s parent company, Turkish shipyard Ereğli, has been delivered to MedMarine.

The first two vessels, at 24 m in length, are due for delivery before the end of August. Designed by Canadia’s Robert Allan, each tug is capable of a 45 ton bollard pull, developed by twin CAT 3512 high speed diesel engines driving Schottel SRP 1012 FP propellers.

Able to accomodate six crew, each 24 m vessel is, equipped with fore and aft towing winches, as well a crane for long distance towage, and a Bureau Veritas-certified engine-driven firefighting pump.

Meanwhile, a further six tugs, due for delivery betweemn October 2015 with and April 2016, are more powerful than their 24 m cousins, capable of a 60 ton bollard pull.

Equipped with two Wärtsilä 9L20  main engines driving twin 2,400 mm Rolls-Royce 205 azimuth Z-drives, as well as two Perkins 84 KW generator sets, each 25.3 m 2600W RAL “RAmpart” design tugs are configured to serve the increased vessel sizes calling the ports of İzmit and İskenderun where MedMarine operates.

Each RAmpart tug also features engine driven FFS firefighting pumps and frequency-controlled electrical fore and aft towing winches, as well as solas certified rescue boat and rescue boat crane and D and W type fenders.