Second tugboat from Med Marine to America in 2019

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Second tugboat from Med Marine to America in 2019

Leading Turkish shipbuilder and tugboat operator Med Marine signed a contract for a MED-A2360 series tugboat with Saam Guatemala for its Puerto Quetzal operations.

The vessel is a RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine. She is named as Saam Itza and the delivery is set for June 2019.

Med Marine built 6 units of the same design with 50 TBP some of which were recently sold; some are being operated in Med Marine’s own fleet. A 360 virtual tour of the 2350 ASD tugboat can be viewed at following link:,html

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.

Some of her qualifications:

BOLLARD PULL                60 ton

SPEED                                12 knots (approx.)

MAIN ENGINE                  2 x CAT 3512, 2 x 1.765 Kw @ 1.800 rpm

PROPELLER                       2 x ROLLS ROYCE US205 P20 FP with 2.400 dia


DECK CRANE                    Toimil T-10500M SWL10t.m reach 8 m

GENERATOR SET             2 x CATERPILLAR C4.4 86ekW

FIFI E SYSTEM                  1 x 1200 m3/hr. Pump, 2 x Foam/water monitor

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.

Chilean multinational company, Saam, has over 50 years experience and operates in 12 countries throughout North, Central and South America. The company is one of the major port operators and the leading company providing towage services America and the fourth-largest towage services provider in the world.

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala’s largest Pacific Ocean port for bulk and container cargo, and the largest in terms of cargo tonnage handled.  Puerto Quetzal incorporates multiple speciality terminals (container, bulk sugar, LPG, bulk fuel & coal), and is an important stop-off point for cruise liners.