Med Marine Delivers Tugboat to Turkey's Izmit Bay

Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXV, is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine.
Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXV, is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine.

By MarEx 2018-03-20 18:45:44

Med Marine has delivered a new tugboat to Turkey’s Izmit Bay, bringing the total number of Med Marine tugboats operating in Turkey to 22.

Med Marine’s new tugboat, MED XXV, is a Robert Allan Design RAmparts 2300-MM tugboat, designed exclusively for Med Marine.

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

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 total 2 x 86 ekw electrical power for vessel services, including deck machinery. 

MED XXV 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 electric frequency controlled anchor and towing winch for the 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 1,300kN.

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: RINA C, HULL, MACH, AUT-UMS, Firefighting Ship E with Water Spray, Unrestricted Navigation, Greenstar 3, MLC Design.

MED XXV is the second of six RAmparts 2300-MM tugboats to join Med Marine’s national fleet.  

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