Med Marine Organized Keel Laying Ceremony For Port Qasım´s Buoy Tender Vessel

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Med Marine Organized Keel Laying Ceremony For Port Qasım´s Buoy Tender Vessel



Med Marine, a leading shipbuilding company, celebrated a significant milestone on October 17, 2023, as it hosted a keel laying ceremony in honor of its esteemed client, Port Qasım Authority. This ceremony marked the official commencement of the construction of a state-of-the-art buoy tender vessel, as part of a contract signed between Port Qasim and Med Marine in 2022.

The Buoy Tender vessel, designed by Seatech, is set to be an impressive 45 meters in length, specifically tailored to meet the growing demands of Port Qasım Authority. This remarkable project brings together the collective expertise of Med Marine and the vision of Port Qasım Authority, reaffirming their commitment to advancing maritime solutions.

The keel laying ceremony was a momentous event, attended by a distinguished gathering of individuals representing both Port Qasım and Med Marine. Furthermore, Med Marine acknowledges and appreciates the presence of Mr. Owais, C.E.O. of Dynamic Engineering and Automation (DEA), Med Marine's local agency in Pakistan. His attendance at the event reinforces the strong partnership and collaborative spirit that define this project.

From Port Qasım's side: Chairman of Port Qasım R/Adm (R) Syed Hasan Nasir Shah and General Director of Port Qasım R/Adm Shahid Ahmed.

From Med Marine's side: C.E.O. of Med Marine Mr. Hakan Şen, General Manager of YMN TANKER Mr. Yaman Şen,

General Manager of Med Marine Ms. Yıldız Bozkurt, Eregli Shipyard Manager Mr. Kemal Bektaş, and 

Sales Director of Med Marine Ms. Melis Üçüncü attended the ceremony.

The ceremony also witnessed the presence of esteemed local authorities who graced us with their participation, including the District Governor Mr. Mehmet Yapıcı, Harbor Master Mr. Bülent Taşdemir, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce Mr. Arslan Keleş, and Chamber of Shipping Mr. Oğuz Ünlüer. Their support and involvement in this ceremony underscored the importance of this project for the entire region.

Med Marine is confident that this collaboration will not only strengthen the ties between Pakistan and Turkey but also contribute to the growth and prosperity of the maritime industry in both nations. We were honored to have the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara's Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Abbas Sarwar Qureshi, and Mr. Faraz Khan, Second Secretary, as distinguished guests at this momentous occasion.

The keel laying ceremony represents the beginning of a promising journey that will result in the creation of a vessel that will serve Port Qasım Authority with excellence. Med Marine looks forward to completing this project successfully and delivering a world-class buoy tender vessel to our valued client, Port Qasım Authority.

Technical Details of Buoy Tender Vessel:

LENGTH O.A.                          45,00 m

BEAM, MOULDED                   11,80 m


DESIGN DRAFT                       3,70 m

FUEL OIL                                  150 m3

FRESH WATER                        20 m3

COMPLEMENT                        16 Persons


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, workboats, offshore vessels and coated/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. Eregli Shipyard, owned by Med Marine Group, has received certifications for “Shipyard Security Compliance” and “Shipyard Production Compliance” certificates to build naval ships for Turkish Military and NATO.


About Port Qasım Authority

Port Qasım was established through an Act of parliament on 29th June 1973. It is located in Karachi’s Phitti creek of Indus delta region. The port started operation in 1980 with a dedicated Iron Ore Coal Berth for the bulk handling of imports of raw materials for Pakistan Steel Mill. The port presently has 18 berths (15 in private sector) with annual handling capacity of 89 million tons. All commodities ranging from minerals oils, edible oil, coal, rice, wheat, cement to fertilizers, general cargo, containers and LNG are being handled in the port at state-of-the-art terminals. It is the energy hub and only LNG Port of Pakistan. Port Qasım has enormous potential for expansion. Two new LNG terminals, one container terminal and 02 multipurpose berths are in the pipeline. Port Qasım has largest industrial zone of Pakistan spread over 15474 acres. It has more than 400 industrial/commercial units in operation. Approx. 3000 MW electricity is being generated in its industrial zones. Port Qasım is one of the largest contributors to national economy of Pakistan handling its 51% of sea trade and has an impressive growth rate of 5% in all facets of port operation.