Med Marine Builds Sixth Ramparts 2300-MM Tugboat for its Fleet


By The Maritime Executive 09-25-2018 06:44:48

Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXIX, has sailed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus and joined Med Marine’s national fleet in Dilovasi, Izmit.

The vessel is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine; just like five other units which joined the Med Marine fleet in different locations in the last six months.

The ASD type high-quality vessel is designed for harbor and terminal operations and coastal towing. She has a length of 23.00m, a beam of 10.90m and a depth of 4.4m. 

A pair of powerful Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines develop 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 a total of 2 x 86 ekw electrical power for vessel services, including the deck machinery. Just like its sisters, MED XXIX drives two Schottel SRP340 azimuthing thrusters with fixed pitch propellers of 2,100 mm diameter. A 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 an electric frequency controlled anchor and 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 was 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.

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