Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Med Marine Delivered The Two Sister Pilot Boats To Misurata Free Zone

Med Marine and Misurata Free Zone signed a two-vessel contract for MED-P16 series in March 2022 for Misurata Free Zone’s operations in Misurata, Libya. After 8 months of construction period of the vessels, Misurata Free Zone takes the delivery of the two high- quality pilot boats. The sister vessels are named as ALOGLA and ALAMER have been dispatched on a specialized transport vessel to Libya from Turkey.

360-degree virtual tour of MED-P16 is accessible via the following link: www.medmarine.com.tr/tour/MED-P16/index.html

C.E.O of the Med Marine R.Hakan Şen commented: “We are very pleased to be delivering two state-of-art technology MED-P16 class pilot boats to Misurata Free Zone. MED-P16 is  a modern vessel of proven, standard design built of the steel hull and aluminum superstructure and provides fast and efficient running at transfer speeds, combined with excellent sea-keeping. Safety is optimized with a 360-degree view from the bridge and wide deck for safe boarding. We trust these sisters will be a worthy addition to the present fleet of Misurata Free Zone. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the cooperation between Med Marine and Misurata Free Zone for all efforts.”

Misurata Free Zone’s Chairman, Muhsin Sigutri comments on the delivery of the pilot boats: I express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Med Marine company for what it provided during the manufacturing period of the MFZ pilot boats Alogla and Alamer, which extended over a period of 6 months, during which many constructive discussions were made with the MFZ technical team assigned to supervise the construction. The results were the completion of the manufacture of boats. the management of the free zone considers Med Marine Company as its partner, Again, thank you for being a crucial part of our success and I look forward to continuing our cooperation.

MED-P16 series pilot boats designed by Camarc will have steel hull and aluminum structure. The double chine hull gives exceptional all-around sea keeping. Each vessel is 16,50m in length and 4,8m in beam and it speeds up to 22 knots. The complement area accommodates 2 crew and 6 pilots. Access to lower accommodation is via hatch to port in the aft end of the wheelhouse. Lower accommodation includes mess area, WC, galley, store spaces and 2-man cabin.

Some of the design particulars are:

Length                                                  : 16,5 m
Beam O.A.                                            : 4,8 m
Draught                                                : 1,3 m

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 m2 with more than 30.000 m2 indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, workboats, offshore vessels and coated/Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state-of-the-art tugboat design portfolio and 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 Misurata Free Zone:

Misurata Free Zone (MFZ) is the first free-trade zone established in Libya, based on Act No (9/2000) for free zones and transit trade. It is designated and organized by law to host industrial, commercial, and service operations that are available to all those interested in investing in Libya. The main objectives of MFZ are to increase the revenue sources, to contribute in supporting the local economy, and to provide employment and training opportunities. Such goals are achieved by creating an attractive investment environment where all free-trade activities are facilitated and liberalized. MFZ also strives to be the world’s gateway to Africa and open doors to both local and foreign investors to develop international trade and investment at this transit location.

Vision
To be recognized as a leading trade and investment hub in the Mediterranean.
Mission
We are committed to providing a safe and attractive environment for local and foreign investors and to meeting the customers’ needs by offering a wide range of facilities and business support services

For more information, please visit: www.mfzly.com

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