The Misurata Free Zone has ordered a powerful new MED-A2885 class tug from Med Marine to strengthen the tugboat fleet.
The tug will be built to a RAstar-2800 design of the Canadian naval architecture and marine engineering firm, Robert Allan LTD. Following the contract signing ceremony held in Misurata, the tug will be built in Med Marine’s Eregli Shipyard in Turkey’s Zonguldak region.
The RAstar designed MED-A2885 technical details are: Bollard Pull: 85 TBP; Free Running Speed: 12 knots; Complement: 8 persons; Length, overall: 28,40 metres; Breadth, moulded: 13,00 metres; Depth, moulded: 5,40 metres; Draft, extreme: 5,70 metres;
Med Marine’s General Manager, Mrs. Yıldız Bozkurt said the MED-A2885 has been proven in both model and full-scale testing to provide significantly enhanced escort towing performance.
Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and tugboat operator. The firm operates the Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey, and has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.
(Source: Africa’s Ports & Ships)