Med Marine Successfully Delivered MED-A2575 Series Azimuth Stern Drive Tugboat to Cafimar Group
Med Marine and Cafimar Group through its subsidiary Somat S.p.A. signed a contract for the construction of a popular design called MED-A2575 RAmparts 2500W was designed by Robert Allan in March 2023.
The vessel was built at Eregli Shipyard in the Zonguldak region of Turkey. Construction of the vessel was completed in September 2023. The MED-A2575 is a 25-meter, 70-ton bollard pull and is designed to comfortably accommodate a crew of 7 in its living quarters with a controlled climate.
Med Marine’s unit was chosen by Somat S.p.A. due to its wide range of operational capacities such as terminal escort, and harbor towage operation with fire-fighting systems. The vessel will be operated by Somat S.p.A. at the port of Civitavecchia-Palermo-Trapani-Porto Empedocle-Gela-Termini Imerese-Marsala-Licata.
Med Marine’s Sales Director Melis Üçüncü commented on the delivery: The successful collaboration among all the teams involved has played a significant role in fostering strong business connections with Somat S.p.A. We take immense pride in our partnership and the opportunity to work together with Somat S.p.A. on this occasion.
Cafimar’s C.E.O. Alessandro Russo commented on the delivery: Once again we have placed our trust in Med Marine and once again we receive a brilliant response, taking delivery of a very efficient tug which represents a new milestone in the modernization of our fleet. We are sure that our new building tug will help the Company to increase the quality of the service provided to our clients in Sicily
The tugboat’s specifications:
Length: 25,20 m
Width: 12 m
Depth: 4.60 m
Draft: 5.75 m
Traction Force: 70 tons
Speed: 11 knots
Crew: 7 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 based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm of indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, workboats either for its own operations and clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state-of-the-art tugboat design portfolios and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with the latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of around 200 tugboat projects.
About Somat S.p.A.
Somat S.p.A., the group's leading company, and operating sub-holding, is the concessionaire for the towing service in the port of Civitavecchia, an activity which it carries out with the aid of a fleet of latest-generation azimuthal propulsion tugs. The constant investment in the renewal of the corporate fleet, together with the attention paid to the training of its personnel, allow the company to achieve a high standard of service, in line with the management strategy developed by the management of the group over the years. In the same port area, the company carries out the refueling service by tanker, making use of a fleet of tankers of various capacities and specialized personnel. Somat S.p.a. is also very active in the salvage and offshore towing sectors, carrying out off-shore transport of materials and products for maritime construction works and towing ships and pontoons.