Safeen accepts delivery of ASD tug for service in UAE

Abu Dhabi Marine Services (Safeen) has taken delivery of the first of two harbour tugs for operation in the United Arab Emirates. 

Built by Sanmar shipyard in Turkey, Yenicay VI was sold to Safeen during a contract signing ceremony in September 2017.

The azimuth stern drive tug (ASD), which has a bollard pull of 33.7 tonnes and a speed of 12 knots, will go into service at the Mussefah and Zayed ports early next year.

Based on a Robert Allan Ltd. design, the 18.7-metre-long Yenicay VI has two Caterpillar C32 main engines, each generating 969kW at 1,800rpm. They drive Veth VZ-900 azimuthing stern thrusters.

Its sister vessel will be known as Yenicay VII

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