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May 2, 2022

Safi Maritime takes delivery of harbour tug from Sanmar Shipyards

The SAFI-14 tugboat is said to have the ability to deliver maximum efficiency in harbour ship-handling and towing duties.

Turkey-based Safi Maritime Services has taken the delivery of a new-build 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”.

It is built with tank capacities of 83.900ltrs of fuel oil as well as 12.300lts 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 50 Hz, continuous services ratings of 99 ekW 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.

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