Abu Dhabi Ports tug operations group Safeen has purchased a new tugboat to improve towage in terminals in the United Arab Emirates
Safeen acquired the 23-m ship handling tug from Turkish builder and owners Med Marine to provide towage in the wider Middle East region.
Med Marine built this azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugboat with a beam of 10.9 m and draught of 5.05 m as a MED-A2360 series vessel. Built to Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2300-MM design with 60 tonnes of bollard pull, it will be delivered this month.
Safeen group acting director of marine services and operations Captain Salem Al Menhali said the new tugboat will improve towage efficiency and performance.
“The addition of the new vessel, which features a range of ultra-modern innovations in ship handling and coastal towing, further enhances our integrated services provided to our customer operating in Abu Dhabi ports, outside in the region and globally.”
This tug has two Caterpillar 3512 main diesel engines, each producing 1,765 kW of power at 1,800 rpm driving two Kongsberg US205 P20 fixed-pitch propellers with 240-cm diameter, giving it a top speed of 12 knots.
Caterpillar also supplied two C4.4 generator sets, each producing 86 kW of electrical power. THR Marine supplied the EFTW winch with 300 kN on the fore deck. There is also a Toimil T12505M/3 deck crane with 1-tonne safe weight at 10 m.
This A2360 tug has fire-fighting systems to FiFi E class with one pump driving 1,400 m3/hr of water flow to two foam and water monitors, and has accommodation for six people.
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