Ship mooring in Turkey has been enhanced through the introduction of new vessels to the national fleet.
Med Marine has completed two new mooring vessels at its Ereğli Shipyard in Turkey ready to be deployed for enhancing its operations in İzmit and İskenderun bays.
One of these is a 14-m mooring vessel that has a design draught of 1.85 m and overall breadth of 5.5 m. It has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure minimising its displacement to just 40 gt.
It has two Volvo D9 MH main engines that generate total power of 630 kW at 2,200 rpm. This vessel has two Teignbridge propellers of 800 mm diameter each and Data Hidrolik steering gear.
The second mooring vessel to be built by Med Marine in the Ereğli shipyard has an overall length of 10.9 m and beam of 3.8 m. It has a design draught of 1.4 m and displacement of 14.08 gt.
It uses a pair of Volvo D7C TA main engines that develop a total power of 197 kW at 2,300 rpm and a Teignbridge-supplied fixed pitch propeller with 800 mm diameter, plus Data Hidrolik steering gear.
Med Marine completed a series of harbour and terminal tugs at its Ereğli shipyard in 2018 for its Turkish towage fleet.