Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXVIII, sailed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus and joined Med Marine’s national fleet in İskenderun Bay Province.
The vessel is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine; and it is the fifth of six RAmparts 2300-MM model tugboats which joined the fleet.
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.
A pair of powerful Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines develops a total output of 2 x 1.380 bKw at 1.600 rpm with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots and bollard pull of 50 tons. Two Caterpillar C4.4 gensets provide total 2 x 86 ekw electrical power for vessel services, including the deck machinery. MED XXVIII drives two Schottel SRP340 azimuthing thrusters with fixed pitch propellers of 2,100 mm diameter. Diesel-driven fire-fighting (FiFi) pump for the tug’s FiFi E system is mounted on one of the main engines and can deliver 1,400 m3/h to two electrically-controlled monitors.
SEC Groningen supplied electric frequency controlled anchor & towing winch for chain 19 mm Gr 2 with one chain and electric frequency controlled aft towing winch with one towing drum.
The front towing winch is custom made for Med Marine with a pulling force of 300kN and holding force of 1300kN.
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.
The vessel’s general notations are as follows:
RINA C ✠ HULL ✠ MACH ✠ AUT-UMS, Firefighting Ship E with Water Spray, Unrestricted Navigation, Greenstar 3, MLC Design
Med Marine has delivered its new tugboat to Turkey’s İskenderun Bay. Total number of Med Marine tugboats operating in Turkey has reached 24.