Sanmar has commissioned the 200th tug built at its shipyards to a Robert Allan design
This compact and manoeuvrable harbour tug, Boğaçay XXXVIII, has joined the Sanmar fleet operating in Turkey and is a technical and commercial milestone.
Sanmar updated a Robert Allan Ramparts design for this tug and added energy-saving propulsion systems.
Boğaçay XXXVIII was built to a RAmparts 2400-SX design and ABS class for an A1 towing vessel with 70 tonnes of bollard pull.
It has a hydro-mechanical hybrid propulsion system that reduces the load on the main diesel engines and increases power for towage operations.
To signify its green credentials, Boğaçay XXXVIII was painted with a bright green hull and colourful flowers on the deckhouse.
Sanmar said this was inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol’s Flowers print. “This regalia, reflective of the changing trend towards reduced environmental impact from tugs is bound to attract much attention in the usually moribund world of tugboat aesthetics,” said Sanmar.
Boğaçay XXXVIII has an overall length of 24.40 m, moulded beam of 11.25 m, a hull depth of 4.38 m and a maximum draught of 5.40 m.
This hybrid tug has a fire-fighting system with a tank that holds 6.6 m3 of foam, fuel capacity of 72.4 m3 and a fresh water tank holding up to 10.8 m3.
Boğaçay XXXVIII is supporting ships in Izmit Bay, Turkey.