Second tug in series delivered to Canada’s Seaspan

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has delivered the second of two modern tugs in a series to Canadian west coast marine services provider Seaspan Marine Transportation.

Built in 2016 at Sanmar Shipyards Altinova, Bogacay XI has been renamed Seaspan Harrier by its new owners and has left Turkey for its new home on Canada’s west coast earlier this month.

Seaspan acquired sister vessel Bogacay VIII, which has been renamed Seaspan Raptor, towards the end of 2020.

The ABS-classed Robert Allan Ltd-designed Seaspan Raptor was initially operated by Sanmar in its own towage fleet. It measures 24.4 by 11.25 metres and is powered by two MTU 2,240kW engines that deliver a bollard pull of 75 tonnes and a maximum speed of 13 knots.

The tug also has a 2,700m³/h firefighting pump powered by a dedicated Caterpillar C32 diesel engine.

Accommodations include single cabins for the captain and the chief engineer and two double cabins for the remainder of the crew. There are also a water closet with shower, a laundry room, and a mess/lounge with galley.

All accommodation spaces are equipped with HVAC while all interiors have been soundproofed and feature IMO-approved teak-imitating floor material.

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