Ocean Group and Med Marine Signs A New Contract for State-of-the-Art ER97

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Ocean Group and Med Marine Signs A New Contract for State-of-the-Art ER97

Ocean Group and Med Marine have signed a new contract for a 25 m, 75 TBP new state-of-the-art ER97 vessel.

The tugboat, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. exclusively for Med Marine, was chosen by Ocean Group for its versatile, multi-purpose, compact and state-of-the-art ASD design which features efficient ship-handling, coastal towing, and other general purpose towing capabilities.

Delivery is set for 15.12.2021 and once delivered, the ER97 will be operating in Kingston, Jamaica.

“We’ve been in dialogue with Ocean Group for many years, and it is such joy to have a contract in place with them. We wish that this will be the beginning of a long partnership.” said Melis Ucuncu, Sales Manager of Med Marine.


The tugboat’s specifications include:

LENGTH O.A.                        25.20 m

BEAM                                    12 m                  

DEPTH                                   max. 5.75 m     

BOLLARD PULL                   75 t.                           

SPEED                                   12 knots 

MAIN ENGINE                      CATERPILLAR / 3516C

THRUSTER                            KONGSBERG / US 255S P30 FP     

TOWING WINCH                   THR MARINE / EFTW 300 KN

GENERATOR SET                 CATERPILLAR C4.4       

ACCOMMODATION              7 persons  

About Med Marine:

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and major tugboat operator. The firm owns Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey, based on some 180.000 sq. m. with more than 30.000 sq. m. 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 tugboat 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.

For more information, please visit: medmarine.com.tr

About Ocean Group:

Ocean Group is a major supplier of integrated marine solutions in Canada and a leader in the Canadian maritime industry. With close to 1,000 employees, Ocean Group is a Quebec entrepreneurial jewel operating in 23 business locations in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, while intensifying its presence in the Caribbean. Its range of marine services is the most comprehensive in the industry and meets various needs, including harbour towing, salvage, ship construction and repair, marine transportation, dredging and specialized marine equipment rental. For more information, please visit: www.groupocean.com