Portugal’s MedTug expands towage fleet

TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK

Portuguese operator MedTug has taken delivery of an ASD tug built by Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey.

Built in 2019, the Robert Allan Ltd-designed Med Antares has an LOA of 28.2 metres, a moulded beam of 12.6 metres, a maximum draught of 5.52 metres, and two MTU 16V4000 main engines that deliver a bollard pull of 75 tonnes.

The tug also boasts FiFi1 equipment consisting of a remotely operated 2,800m³/h pump powered by a dedicated Caterpillar C32 engine.

Med Antares is the second Sanmar-built tug to be sold to MedTug. The first tug, the 2017-built Med Altair, was delivered to the customer earlier this year.

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.


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