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Med Marine’s exclusive tug in Svitzer’s German fleet


Med Marine and Svitzer signed a contract for Med Marine’s exclusive tug design in its product portfolio last October. Med Marine successfully built and delivered MED-A2360 model tug to Danish operator right on schedule.

Named as SVITZER VESTRI, the vessel will start her operations in Germany’s Port of Emden, where the company will commence operations from 1st January 2021.

SVITZER VESTRI belongs to MED-A2360 series tug which is Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2300-MM that is designed exclusively for Med Marine. MED-A2360 series tugs are well-known for their compact, robust, well-manoeuvrable characteristics.

The 360-degree virtual tour of SVITZER VESTRI will be available at Med Marine’s web page really soon. Till then, other projects are accessible via the following link:

Commenting on the successful delivery of the vessel, Mattias Hellström, Managing Director Scandinavia & Germany, said: “We are delighted to be taking delivery of Svitzer Vestri from Med Marine.

“The new tug’s versatility and power makes her an ideal addition to our fleet, particularly as we embrace a new challenge in 2021 by commencing operations in Emden. We look forward to operating Svitzer Vestri in Emden seaport, delivering first-class towage services and helping to underpin operations in one of Europe’s largest RoRo hubs.”

Melis Üçüncü, Sales Manager from Med Marine, also commented and said: “It is a great pleasure for us to see one of Med Marine’s well-proven exclusive designs to be successfully delivered to a leading operator. Svitzer and Med Marine signed a contract for ice class tugs last year and a year after; we delivered another tugboat to Danish operator.

We are looking forward to delivering more tugs to Svitzer in future and seeing high-quality Med Marine tugs in their fleet.”

The tugboat’s specifications include:
LOA 23,00 m
BEAM 10,90 m
DRAFT 5,05 m
SPEED 12 knots (approx.)
MAIN ENGINE 2 x CAT 3512, 2 x 1.765 Kw @ 1.800 rpm
PROPELLER 2 x KONGSBERG US205 SP20 FP with 2.400 dia
DECK CRANE Toimil T-10500M SWL10t.m reach 8 m
FIFI E SYSTEM 1 x 1.400 m3/hr pump, 1 x foam/water monitor,
water spray system

Two ice-breaking tugs, one of which was recently launched in Ereğli Shipyard, are being built for Svitzer’s Scandinavian fleet and the delivery is planned at early 2021. The tugs are TundRA 3000 design by Canadian Robert Allan Ltd.. TundRA design is made for tugs operating in extreme winter conditions, which makes it a great fit for Svitzer’s North Euopean fleet.