Monday, December 5, 2022

Keel Laying Ceremony For Ireland’s MainPort Was Held At Med Marine’s Eregli Shipyard

On May 16th, keel laying ceremony for MainPort’s MED-A2850 order was held at Eregli Shipyard.  The ceremony was attended by MainPort’s Fleet Director, Dermot Curtin; Eregli Shipyard Manager Kemal Bektas and Med Marine Sales Manager Melis Ucuncu.     

The MED-A2850 is 28 x 13 meter vessel built to facilitate a crew of 8. The vessel design is from the Robert Allan RAstar 2800, Canada’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Company.

The vessel will be built at Ereğli Shipyard in the Zonguldak region of Turkey. Its completion and delivery is scheduled for early 2023.

Technical details:

LENGTH O.A.                             28,00 m
BEAM, MOULDED                    13,00 m
DESIGN DRAFT                   5,70 m
B.P                                   50 tonnes
APPROX. SPEED                         12.5 KNOTS
COMPLEMENT                       8 Persons

Med Marine’s Sales Manager Melis Üçüncü says:

‘Mainport is a very valuable client of ours; it is a great pleasure to be building for them once again. We are looking forward to deliver the vessel in early 2023.  We are also looking forward to further cooperation between Main Port and Med Marine in the future.’

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, 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.

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About Main Port Holdings

Founded in 1957 by Finbarr Ronayne, the Mainport Group has worked in South America, the Middle East, Africa, Malaysia and the European Union. The fleet consists of 8 vessels, including Tugs, Platform Supply vessels, Seismic Support vessels and a Seismic Chase vessel. Mainport currently employs 200 people covering its shipping, stevedoring, agency operations and worldwide crew.

The group specialize in ships agency services, provided nationwide, through partnerships around Ireland resulting in a single point of contact for all your Irish port calls. Mainport also offer Stevedoring services in Shannon-Foynes and the port of Cork. Each of the group companies is well established and can offer extensive local knowledge in each location giving a professional, flexible and efficient service.

The Mainport Group operate to the highest international standards, including those set by, Class and Flag State, ISM, ISPS, and ISO 9001.

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