Turkish builder delivers third new tug to Spain’s Remolques Gijoneses


Turkey’s Med Marine has delivered the third new tug ordered from the company by Remolques Gijoneses, a towage operator based in the Spanish northwestern coastal city of Gijón.

As with the two earlier tugs built by Med Marine for the same customer, the third tug utilises a Robert Allan Ltd ASD design.

The new tug has an LOA of 25.2 metres, a beam of 12 metres, and accommodations for seven people. Two Caterpillar 3516C 2,100kW engines drive Kongsberg US255SP30 fixed-pitch propellers to deliver a bollard pull of 70 tonnes and a speed of 12 knots.

The newbuild also has a THR Marine fore towing winch, two Caterpillar C4.4 99ekW generators, and firefighting equipment consisting of a 1,400m³/h pump and two foam/water monitors.

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

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