The first of a new class of utility workboat has been built by Sanmar in Turkey for a regional operator
Turkish shipowner Düzgit Group expanded its towage services in the busy Bosporus area of Turkey with the delivery of a new multipurpose workboat. It brought 20-m workboat Salim Düzgit into service with a 65-m2 deck area for cargo and marine construction support, and a 12-seater passenger saloon for personnel transportation.
Sanmar built this workboat at its shipyard in Turkey as the first of its Poyrazkoy class of utility vessels.
This shallow-draught (1.8 m) vessel is used for towage, cargo transportation, crewing services, marine construction and maintenance work. It can also be used for navigation aids maintenance and anchor handling for which a towing hook and winch can be added.
Salim Düzgit was built to a Robert Allan RAlly 1900-SX design as a twin-screw utility vessel.
It has two Volvo D13, 404 kW main engines that drive two fixed-pitch propellers with four blades and 94-cm diameter and Kort nozzles for better towing performance. This also gives Salim Düzgit a top speed of 11.5 knots.
Sanmar project manager Hakan Tunc said the shipyard worked closely with Düzgit Group and naval architects from Robert Allan to design and build this versatile vessel.
“We anticipate strong demand from international owners for further vessels of this type and have already started constructing a sister vessel in anticipation of this demand,” he said.
Salim Düzgit has a Kama knuckle-boom deck crane for cargo loading and unloading and Ermaksan fendering for tugboat operations. In the engineroom, the vessel has a 27.5-kWe Aksa Onan generator.
Also this year, Turkish operator Marintug expanded its services by adding a Bogacay-class tug with 60 tonnes of bollard pull. This was built by Sanmar to a Robert Allan RAmparts 2400-SX design.
Marintug ordered this tug after it started providing towage services at Tekirdağ Ceyport harbour. It already provides towage in the Izmıt Gulf with a modern fleet of tugboats.
This new 24-m, azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug has two Caterpillar 3512C main engines that each produce 1,765 kW of power at 1,800 rpm, driving two Kongsberg US 205 fixed pitch thrusters.
Sanmar has gained new tug construction orders from UK operators this year. It is building a Bogacay-class tug with 70 tonnes of bollard pull for Ineos Forties Pipeline System. This RAmparts 2400-SX design tug will operate in Scotland at the Hound Point Forties crude oil export terminal in the Firth of Forth.
Targe Towing, which will operate the tug, subsequently ordered an identical tug for its own northeast Scottish port operations. Both tugs will be Bureau Veritas-classed with a FiFi1 fire-fighting system.
Smart tug operations and propulsion technologies will be discussed at Riviera Maritime Media’s Smart Tug Operations Conference on 16 September 2019, in Singapore.