On June 07, Med Marine delivered the second MED-A2885, named SVITZER SUEZ 3, of the two new buildings. Both vessels are Robert Allan Ltd-design RAstar 2800 tugs with firefighting and escort notations. This is a state of the art tug boat with full escort capability and can provide 75 tonnes Bollard Pull which ensures Towage operations in Suez Canal to be performed in safe and powerful way.
With the delivery of said vessels, Svitzer will increase its presence to a total of six vessels in the Suez Strait region which consists of Port Said and Port Suez.
Med Marine delivered the first boat at the end of April 2022.
Commenting on the contract, Melis Üçüncü, Sales Manager of Med Marine, said:
We are proud to be delivering another first class tugboat to Svitzer. We are looking forward to next ones to further strengthen our partnership.
The tugboat’s specifications include:
LENGTH O.A. 28,40 m
BEAM 13,00 m DEPTH 5,40 m
DRAFT BASELINE 4,10 m
DRAFT EXTREME 5,70 m
GROSS TONNAGE < 500
BOLLARD PULL 75 tons
SPEED 12 knots (approx.)
MAIN ENGINES CATERPILLAR 3516C/ 2×2100 kW @ 1600 rpm
EMISSION STANDARD IMO Tier II
ASD PROPOLSION UNITS 2X KONGSBERG US 255S FP with slipping clutch for FIFI 1
ACCOMMODATION 10 people with MLC Compliance