Port services company Somat, a subsidiary of Cafimar Group of Italy, has placed an order for a new ASD tug to be built by Turkey’s Med Marine.
The Robert Allan Ltd-designed vessel will be used for ship handling, coastal towing, and escort duties in support of Somat’s operations in Sicily. It will have an LOA of 25.2 metres, a beam of 12 metres, accommodation for seven people, and two Caterpillar 3516C 2,100kW engines that deliver a speed of 12 knots and a bollard pull of 70 tonnes.
Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2020.
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