Med Marine Delivers Super Ice Class Tier III Tugboat, Covurlui to A.F.D.J.

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Med Marine Delivers Super Ice Class Tier III Tugboat, Covurlui to A.F.D.J.

Leading Turkish ship builder and operator Med Marine delivers second of the ice class series tugboat built at its group owned by Ereğli Shipyard to A.F.D.J. (Administratia Fluviala a Dunarii de Jos RA Galati, a state organization of Ministry of Transport in Romania).

Med Marine delivered 30m and 55 TBP MED-A3055-ICE-SUPER class ASD tugboat, Covurlui to AFDJ, Romania.

First vessel of the series, Sulina 2 was delivered on May 20th, 2021.

MED-A3055-SUPER-ICE class tugboat is specially produced by Med Marine/Eregli Shipyard engineers according to AFDJ’s operational requirements being mainly in Danube. As part of this, the tug is prepared for IMO Tier III regulations and BV Ice Class 1A Super notation.

Covurlui will commence its operations in Danube River.

The tug is fitted with twin Caterpillar 3512C diesels each delivering 1,902 kW, coupled to Schottel SRP460FP fixed pitch ASD units, THR Marine forward and aft winches.

Muhammet Gokhan, Business Development Manager of Med Marine said:

“We are more than happy to have successfully delivered second tug of our contract to AFDJ. We have enjoyed an excellent collaboration with AFDJ during construction and delivery stage.”

55 TBP MED-A3055-ICE-SUPER class ASD tugboat has following design particulars:

LENGTH OVERALL:                                       30,00m


DEPTH MOULDED:                                        4,85m

GROSS TONNAGE:                                        <375GT

About Med Marine:

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, work boats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state-of-the-art tug boat design portfolio and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.

About AFDJ:

Administratia Fluviala a Dunarii de Jos R.A. Galati works under Government Decision no. 492/2003 as an autonomous company and it is the authority for the sailing runways on the Romanian sector of the Danube, from the entrance into the country, at km 1,075 and until it exists to the Black Sea, on Sulina Channel, in Sulina Port area and on the sailing arms of the Danube river. According to its Rules for Organisation and Working, the Administration has as object of activity to provide and maintain the minimum recommended depths by the Danube Commission of the sailing way, to build and maintain the hydrotechnical constructions for the protection of the shores, to provide the piloting for the maritime ships which sail on the maritime Danube from Sulina to Braila (km 175) and fulfilment of the other obligations assumed by the Romanian Government under the Convention regarding the sailing regime on the Danube River, signed in Belgrade on 18.08.1948 and of the bilateral agreements signed with Bulgaria and Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

According to the Order of the Minister of the Transportation and Infrastructure no. 1668/15.11.2012, regarding the organising of the intervention against ice on the Danube river, it is established and function the Headquarters for Action against ice on the Danube river, led by the General Manager of Administrația Fluvială a Dunării de Jos Galați, as chief of the Headquarters.