Med Marine, a global shipbuilder and tugboat operator, has completed the delivery of a MED-A2360 series tugboat to Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship Khalifa Port.
Stemming from an agreement signed between the two parties back in August 2019, Med Marine’s MED-A2360 design is based upon Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat model.
Featuring a versatile, multi-purpose, and compact ASD design, the vessel, Tareef 1, boasts efficient ship-handling, coastal towing, escort, general-purpose duties, and fire-fighting capabilities.
R. Hakan Sen, CEO, Med Marine, said: “We are proud to announce the successful delivery of Tareef 1 to Abu Dhabi Ports. Like our other MED-A2360s currently in service, Tareef 1 is a powerful and agile vessel that possesses the manoeuvrability to operate within challenging port environments.”
Compared to other 60 tonne BP designs, MED-A2360 series are shorter, more compact, but boast improved power and manoeuvrability, which allows them to counter challenges that may occur in narrow and shallow ports.
Med Marine’s extensive experience in building this exclusive design has played a key role in ensuring the smooth delivery of these vessels. With eight MED-A2360s built to date, the shipbuilder and tugboat operator is set to produce three more of this increasingly popular support ship.
The tugboat’s specifications include:
LOA 23,00 m
BEAM 10,90 m
DEPTH 4,4 m
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
FORE TOWING WINCH THR MARINE (SEC)
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
ACCOMMODATION 6 persons
Please click the following link to watch the timelapse video of Tareef 1's voyage to Abu Dhabi Ports.