Med Marine tugboat delivered its new tugboat to Turkey’s Izmit Bay. Total number of Med Marine tugboats operating in Turkey has reached 22.
Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXV, is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine.
ASD type high-quality vessel is designed for harbour and terminal operations, and coastal towing. She has the length of 23,00m, the beam of 10,90m and the depth of 4,4m.
A pair of powerful Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines develops a total output of 2 x 1.380 bKw at 1.600 rpm with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots and bollard pull of 50 tons. Two Caterpillar C4.4 gensets provide total 2 x 86 ekw electrical power for vessel services, including the deck machinery.
MED XXV drives two Schottel SRP340 azimuthing thrusters with fixed pitch propellers of 2,100 mm diameter. Diesel-driven fire-fighting (FiFi) pump for the tug’s FiFi E system is mounted on one of the main engines and can deliver 1,400 m3/h to two electrically-controlled monitors.
SEC Groningen supplied electric frequency controlled anchor & towing winch for chain 19 mm Gr 2 with one chain and 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 300kN and holding force of 1300kN.
The RAmparts 2300-MM tugs are compliant with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) with high-quality and great-comfort accommodation, a captain’s cabin, an officer cabin and two double crew cabins.
The vessel’s general notations are as follows: RINA C HULL MACH AUT-UMS, Firefighting Ship E with Water Spray, Unrestricted Navigation, Greenstar 3, MLC Design
MED XXV is the second of six RAmparts 2300-MM tugboats which joined Med Marine’s national fleet.