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Boluda Towage, a leading towage operator in the world, chooses Med Marine’s MED-A2885 series RAstar 2800 design. Med Marine’s unit was chosen by Boluda due to its wide range of operational capacities such as daily ship towage, salvage and emergency response, with fire-fighting systems and equipment for preventing pollution.

The closing ceremony for the MED-A2885 series, designed by Canadian Naval Architects Robert Allan exclusively for Med Marine took place at Med Marine’s head office with participation of General Manager Jorge Rosety as well as Charo Coll, Chartering Manager of Boluda in Istanbul in April 2023.

The vessel was named as “VB Magnum” and set sail to her home port Hamburg on 21st April.

Med Marine’s Sales Manager Melis Üçüncü comments on the contract: A fruitful cooperation between all teams involved contributed to the existing business ties with Boluda Towage. We are very proud to be working with Boluda on this occasion.

The tugboat’s specifications:

LENGTH OVERALL                             28,40 m

BEAM, MOULDED                               13,0 m

DEPTH                                                 5,40 m

DRAFT MAXIMUM                               5,70 m

GROSS TONNAGE                              <500

BOLLARD PULL                                   75 tons

SPEED                                                  12 knots

MAIN ENGINE                                      CATERPILLAR 3516E

TOTAL POWER                                     2 x 2100 kW @ 1600rpm

EMISSION STANDARD                        IMO Tier III Ready


PROPELLER                                         2800 mm diameter

SHAFTING                                            Composite Shaft

ACCOMMODATION                              10 people