Saturday, December 3, 2022

Safeen Group Goes Green With Tier III Tug From Med Marine

Med Marine and SAFEEN Group, part of AD Ports Group’ Maritime Cluster, have signed a new contract for MED-A2360 Tier III CAT E type main engine series tug. The tier III E type tug Er104 will be deployed to meet the growing marine service requirements of the Group. The delivery of the tug will be facilitated in October 2022.

Med Marine will equip MED-A2360 class tugboat with two Caterpillar 3512E type engines, complying with future emissions restrictions and reflecting commitments of AD Ports Group to reduce sea borne emissions.

Med Marine’s Business Development Manager, Muhammet Gökhan’s comments on the contract: “We are very happy and proud to continue our cooperation with SAFEEN Group with a new order of one of our best sellers — the MED-A2360 class tugboat. Maintaining  strong cooperation and delivering orders safely is our main goal in this project. Med Marine’s 25-year experience and SAFEEN Group’s vision creates great business opportunities together.”

Captain Adil Banihammad, CEO, SAFEEN Group, added: “We are pleased to announce the addition of the Med Marine’s MED-A2360 tugboat series into SAFEEN’s fleet of advanced tugs. This latest acquisition reflects our ongoing commitment to invest in pioneering vessel equipment that bolsters our fleet support offering. Our objective is to ensure a robust and cost-efficient services for our customers.”

The MED-A2360 series, designed by Robert Allan LTD exclusively for Med Marine, was chosen for the third time by SAFEEN Group for its versatile, multi-purpose, compact and modern design which features efficient ship-handling, coastal towing, and general-purpose towing capabilities

The tugboat’s specifications:

LENGTH                                                 23,00 m

BEAM                                                    10,90 m

DEPTH                                                   4,40 m

DRAFT BASELINE                                  3,15 m

DRAFT EXTREME                                    5,05 m

GROSS TONNAGE                                  < 300

BOLLARD PULL                                     60 tons

SPEED                                                   13 knots

MAIN ENGINE                                        CATERPILLAR 3512E

TOTAL POWER                                       2 x 1771 kW @ 1800rpm

EMISSION STANDARD                           IMO Tier III E (Tier III ready)


PROPELLER                                          2400 mm DIA

SHAFTING                                             Carbon Shaft

ACCOMMODATION                                 6 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 indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, work boats, 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 SAFEEN Group:

SAFEEN Group is the maritime services arm of AD Ports Group offering a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading marine services including:

  • Vessel Handling and Monitoring (Pilotage, Pilot Boat, Towage, Mooring, VTS),
  • Fuel and Environmental Services (Bunkering, Oil Spill, Emergency Response and Debris Collections),
  • Public Services (Landing Craft, Ferry Management, Marine Infrastructure Management (Marina & Slipways)),
  • Aids to Navigation (Buoys and Beacons and Bathymetric Survey Services),
  • Marine Technical Services (Repair and Maintenance) and Other Port Services

SAFEEN Group’s mission is to provide AD Ports Group and the wider maritime community with efficient and sustainable operations by delivering world-class operations, offering exceptional value, and, maintaining the highest levels of safety, compliance and respect for the maritime environment.

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About AD Ports Group:

Established in 2006, AD Ports Group today serves as the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, as well as a bridge linking Abu Dhabi to the world. Part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, AD Ports Group’ vertically integrated business approach has proven instrumental in driving the emirate’s economic development over the past decade.

Operating several clusters covering Ports, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Maritime, Logistics, and Digital, AD Ports Group’ portfolio comprises 10 ports and terminals, and more than 550 square kilometres of industrial and economic zones within KIZAD and ZonesCorp, the largest integrated trade, logistics, and industrial business grouping in the Middle East.

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