Med Marine and IBK Ltd. signed a two-vessel contract for MED-P16 series last November for Nigerian Ports Authority’s operations in Lagos, Nigeria. A year after that, Nigerian Ports Authority takes the delivery of the two high- quality pilot boats. Both units have been despatched on a specialised transport vessel to Nigeria from Turkey.
The sister vessels are named as PC OBONOMA and PC BADARIYA and a 360-degree virtual tour of PC OBONOMA is accessible via the following link:
Can Cicioğlu, Business Development Specialist from Med Marine, also commented: “We are very pleased to be delivering two state-of-art technology MED-P16 class pilot boats to IBK Ltd to be operated by Nigerian Ports Authority. MED-P16 class pilot boat offers specific features unique to those required by pilot boarding operations. We have delivered two high-quality pilot boats thanks to good communication and cooperation between Med Marine, IBK Ltd and Nigerian Ports Authority during the construction process of the boats. We hope this will constitute a long term relationship.”
MED-P16 series pilot boats designed by Camarc will have steel hull and aluminium structure. The double chine hull gives exceptional all-round seakeeping.
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 Nigerian Ports Authority:
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is a Federal Government Agency that governs and operates the Ports in Nigeria. The major Ports include; Lagos Port Complex and Tin Can Island Port Complex both in Lagos State. The Calabar Port Complex in Cross River State. The Delta Ports in Warri, Delta State and the Rivers Port Complex and Onne Port Complex both in Rivers State.
The Lagos Port Complex also referred to as Premiere Port (Apapa Quays) is the earliest and largest Port in Nigeria. It is situated in Apapa, Lagos State, and the commercial center of Nigeria.
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 with its 162.000 sqm area to build its state-of-the-art tugboats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. 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.