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Fifth Sanmar ElectRA tug arrives in Vancouver to join world’s greenest tug fleet

A fifth electric-powered revolutionary ‘Tug of the Future’ built by Sanmar Shipyards in
Turkiye has now arrived in Vancouver, Canada, to join HaiSea Marine’s most
environmentally-friendly tugboat fleet in the world.

HAISEA BRAVE will work in Vancouver alongside its sisters HAISEA WAMIS and HAISEA
WEE’GIT before all three – along with two Sanmar-built LNG-fuelled tugs – are transferred to
LNG Canada’s new export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia.

Based on the exclusive-to-Sanmar ElectRA 2800 SX design by Canadian naval architects
Robert Allan Ltd, HAISEA BRAVE, HAISEA WAMIS and HAISEA WEE’GIT measure 28.40m LOA,
with a 13.00m beam and 5.90m draft and have 6 kWh of battery capacity. They can
achieve 70 tonnes bollard pull and will perform all ship-berthing and unberthing missions on
battery power alone.

HaiSea Marine is a joint venture majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with
Seaspan ULC, that will provide tug harbour and escort services in the extremely
environmentally-sensitive region.

With ample clean hydroelectric power available in Kitimat, the harbour tugs will be able to
recharge from dedicated shore charging facilities at their berths between jobs, effectively
resulting in zero emissions.

The electric tugs are also exceptionally quiet, both onboard and in terms of underwater
radiated noise, further enhancing the protection of both marine and wildlife in the area.
HaiSea’s green tug fleet is expected to reduce emissions of CO2 by approximately 10,000
tonnes per annum compared to diesel powered alternatives, with major reductions of NOX,
SOX, CO, and particulate matter as well.

Cem Seven, Vice Chairman of Sanmar Shipyards, said: “At Sanmar we are proud to be leading
the way to a new sustainable environmentally-friendly era for the tug and towing industry
based on low and no-emissions tugboats. We believe that this will be achieved through
innovation, technological advance, and the use of alternative fuels. The ElectRA Series of
harbour tugs are the first of a new generation of tugboats that will change our world.”

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