Arpas Pilotage and Towage has added another tugboat to its Turkish fleet
Arpas Pilotage and Towage has added another tugboat to its Turkish fleet. Eregli 52 is a RAmparts 2500W series model designed by Robert Allan. It is an azimuthing stern drive (ASD), 25.3 m tug, built by Med Marine and classed by RINA.
Eregli 52 has a bollard pull of 73 tonnes and top sailing speed of 12 knots. This is achieved using two Schottel SRP1515 azimuthing thrusters with controllable pitch propellers of 2,600 mm diameter, driven by two Caterpillar CAT 3516C diesel engines that have a total output of 4,200 kW.
It also has a fire-fighting pump and two electrically-controlled monitors, which can deliver 1,200 m3/h each for the tug’s FiFi 1 system.