Turkey-based Safi Maritime Services has taken the delivery of a newbuild TRAktor-Z 2500SX class tugboat from Sanmar Shipyards.

The new tugboat, dubbed SAFI-14, is claimed to have the ability to offer maximum efficiency in harbour ship-handling as well as towing duties.

Featuring two high speed and electronically controlled CAT 3516C HD D marine diesel engines, the new tugboat has a bollard pull of 74 tonnes.

Each engine can achieve 2.100kW at 1.600 rev/min.

SAFI-14 has been exclusively designed by Canadian naval architects Robert Allan for Sanmar.

Its overall measurement of 25.3m includes a ‘moulded beam of 12m, least moulded depth of 4.46m and an approximate extreme draft of 6.55m’.

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It is built with tank capacities of 83.900l of fuel oil as well as 12.300l of freshwater.

Earlier Sanmar deliveries to Safi Maritime include 60-tonnes bollard pull ASD tugboats BEDIA SAFI and CELAL SAFI, 30-tonnes bollard pull Twin-screw tugboats SANMAR XXXI and SANMAR XXX.

Two identical CAT C4.4 diesel generators will provide onboard power on the SAFI-14 tugboat. The generators have operating frequencies of 50Hz, continuous services ratings of 99ekW and output voltages of 400 volts.

With FiFi 1 class fire-fighting capability, the tug’s one main fire pump driven through clutched flexible coupling aft of one of the main engines can produce around 2.700m3/hour of water.

Sanmar vice-president Ali Gurun said: “We are delighted that Safi Maritime Services has chosen us to provide it with the strong and powerful new tug it needs for its expanding business.

“It is always good when a client comes back for more and we are proud to be a partner in its ambitious plans for the future of this important port.”

Last month, MAN Energy Solutions won a contract from Sanmar for the delivery of a pair of MAN 12V175D engines for a next-generation Svitzer 60 TBP TRAnsverse tug.