Med Marine has completed a six-tug newbuilding campaign to improve towage activities in Turkey’s national fleet. Med XXIX joined this fleet in Dilovasi, in the Izmit area, after it was built at Med Marine’s own shipyard.
All six of the azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs in this series were designed by Robert Allan and classed by RINA for unrestricted navigation, fire-fighting, and comply with the Maritime Labour Convention and Greenstar 3.
They are RAmparts 2300-MM tugboats designed exclusively for Med Marine and were all completed this year for harbour and terminal operations and coastal towing.
Med XXIX has an overall length of 23 m, beam of 10.9 m and a hull depth of 4.4 m. It has a top speed of 12 knots and bollard pull of 50 tonnes.
In the engineroom there are a pair of Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines that each produce 1,380 kW at speeds of 1,600 rpm.
There are also two Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets that each generate 86 kW of electrical power for vessel services, including the deck machinery.
Med XXIX’s main engines drive two Schottel SRP340 azimuthing thrusters with fixed pitch propellers of 210 cm diameter.
There is a diesel-driven fire-fighting pump mounted on one of the main engines that can deliver 1,400 m3/h to two electrically-controlled monitors.
SEC Groningen supplied an electric frequency controlled anchor and towing winch and an electric frequency controlled aft towing winch with one towing drum. The front towing winch is custom made for Med Marine with a pulling force of 300 kN and holding force of 1,300 kN.
Med Marine delivered others in this series of tugs in Q3 2018.
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