Turkey’s leading tugboat operator and shipbuilder Med Marine has delivered an 18m tugboat to Gemport for its operations at Gemlik Port. Gemport belongs to Yıldırım Group of Companies’ subsidiary Yılport Holding, which operates 21 terminals in 9 countries besides having a global presence in 9 different sectors in 51 countries.
The vessel is an 18m harbour tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd and it was operated in Med Marine’s national fleet under the name of Altıntel M. She is renamed as İznik Y and she has the following particulars:
LENGTH OVERALL : 18.28m
BEAM : 6.70m
DEPTH, MOULDED : 3.785m
DRAFT, LOADED : 3.280m
MAX. BOLLARD PULL : 30T
SPEED : 12 knots
GROSS TONNAGE : 73.77
The high quality vessel is a conventional type tugboat. Two CAT 3508B DITA engines develop a total output of 1.640kw with a free sailing speed of 12.0 knots and bollard pull of 30 tons.
She has the following propeller equipment:
PROPELLERS : 2 x 1700mm Cu-Ni-Al Bronze propellers in twin fixed 1930mm kort nozzles
tail shaft- main shaft/ coupling and propeller manufactured by “WARTSILA”
GEARBOX : 2 x Reintjes WAF 561 reverse reduction gearboxes
REDUCTION RATIO : 5.05 : 1
The vessel’s general notations are as follows:
RINA C ✠ Tug; Fire-Fighting Ship E; Unrestricted Navigation
Remaining 9 other identical sisters are being operated in Med Marine’s fleet at the moment.
Med Marine has a very busy new building programme for 2019 consisting of various types of Robert Allan design ASD/TS tugboats, Camarc design pilot boats and mooring boat projects.