After Med Marine and Mexico’s Snekke S.A. signing a contract for MED-A2575 class tugboat at the end of 2019, the vessel was successfully delivered to its Mexican operator in the first quarter of 2020 and has started its operations in Mexican Port of Manzanillo.
Renamed as RPM MANZANILLO (prev. MED YARIMCA) after the port she is operating at, she was previously operating in Med Marine’s national fleet in addition to her five identical sisters.
The vessel is MED-A2575 series tug (RAmparts 2500W), an ASD design by Canadian designer Robert Allan Ltd. MED-A2575 is a very economical, compact but pretty robust design that is widely accepted by the operators all over the world.
Med Marine has built many units of MED-A2575 with different bollard pulls and the company offers the series with 60, 70 and 75 tonnes bollard pull options.
Med Marine successfully delivered 3 tugs to South America in 2019.
(The vessel’s virtual reality experience is available on Med Marine’s web page: https://medmarine.com.tr/med-yarimca/tur.html)
RPM MANZANILLO’s general specifications include:
LENGTH O.A. 25,30 m
BEAM 12,00 m
DEPTH 4,60 m
BOLLARD PULL 70 tons
SPEED 13,5 knots (max.)
MAIN ENGINE 2 x CAT 3516 C 2100 bkw@1600 rpm
PROPELLER Schottel SRP460 CP
FORE TOWING WINCH THR MARINE (SEC)
GENERATOR SET 2 x CAT C4.4 99 ekW 1500 rpm 50hz
FIFI 1 SYSTEM 1 x 1200 m3/hr. Pump, 2 x Foam/water monitor
ACCOMMODATION 6 people
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 with its 162.000 sqm area and 220 L x 38 W mtrs slipway capacity, to build its state-of-the-art tugboats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. 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 SNEKKE S.A:
SNEKKE S.A de C.V. is a Mexican company founded in January 2019, with the purpose of making investments in maritime industry. SNEKKE’s current operations in the Port Of Manzanillo have led the company invest in a new tugboat fleet. SNEKKE team is very happy with their new tug and the port community in Manzanillo is very excited to work with a modern and high-quality tugboat. With the delivery of former MED YARIMCA, current RPM MANZANILLO; the number of tugs operating in SNEKKE’s fleet has reached three.
About Port of Manzanillo: