• 2017 November 24 18:06

    Sanmar delivers two ASD tugs

    The premier Turkish specialist tug builder, Sanmar, has made two important deliveries of Robert Allan Ltd. designed ASD tugs to different parts of the world during this past week, the company said in its press release.

    The fifth example of this relatively new class has arrived in Naples, Italy, to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani. A sister tug is scheduled to follow shortly.

    The Sirapinar Series has been designed exclusively by Robert Allan Limited for Sanmar and is based on the phenomenal success of the slightly larger Bogacay Series, a RAmparts 2400 SX (Sanmar exclusive) type. The hull of the new 22m tugs, also a Sanmar exclusive, available in 45 to 60 tonne bollard pull versions, is similar to the larger model and can run astern at high speeds, whilst maintaining good control and directional stability in all directions.

    Sanmar has built nearly 40 vessels of the larger model with bollard pulls ranging from 60 to 75 tonnes depending on installed horsepower. Marechiaro has a bollard pull of 50 tonnes – in the middle of the 45 to 60 tonnes bollard pull range planned for this model.

    Measuring 22.40m overall with a beam of 10.85m and maximum draft of 4.67m the two boats for Italy are being built to RINA class and Italian flag requirements and are powered by pairs of 1500kW Caterpillar engines.These turn Schottel azimuthing Rudderpropellers to give a trials performance of 50.2 tonnes bollard pull ahead and a free-running speed of 12.6 knots. Another similar vessel is currently being fitted out prior to delivery to Spain.

    A pair of another relatively new exclusive Sanmar/Robert Allan design were ordered by Abu Dhabi Ports, during the SeaTrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East Exhibition and Conference (SOMWE – 26th September 2017). The first vessel, Yenicay VI, has arrived its new home with SAFEEN (Abu Dhabi Marine Services). The second identical sister will be entering service in early 2018.

    Two factors influenced the decision. Not only has SAFEEN already been operating a Yenicay Class vessel which has proved highly successful over the past year but prompt delivery was key – quick availability of a design that had already been proven in the local conditions was a ‘no-brainer’.

    Yenicay VI and Yenicay VII are ASD configuration with dimensions measuring 18.7m x 9.2m and utilise Caterpillar C32 main engines each developing 969kW at 1,800 rev/min. These drive Veth VZ-900 azimuthing stern thrusters. This arrangement gives a bollard pull of 33.71 tonnes and a speed ahead of around 12 knots.

    The Yenicay class of compact tugs have been specifically designed to provide high performance line and ship handing capabilities typical in smaller ports and harbours. In addition, provided with upgraded seawater cooling and HVAC these vessels will ensure reliability and crew comfort during the extremely high ambient air and seawater conditions faced in the Middle East.

    Sanmar is both an operator and a quality tug builder. It has two custom built modern covered shipyards and has an international reputation adding 40 years of operational experience to the acclaimed design skills of Robert Allan.Ltd. The Sanmar portfolio is the largest avilable with many exclusive models and the reference list now contains over 180 tugs.




2017 December 15

18:20 Onezhsky Shipyard launched self-propelled hopper Silnaya (photo)
18:06 DOF sells the vessel Skandi Marstein
17:06 The Port of Gdansk to expand the Oliwskie Quay
16:50 Russia’s State Duma approves ensuring the priority of ships flying RF flag in the segment of short-sea shipping
16:21 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:34 Construction at NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv is in full swing
14:45 Klaipėdos Nafta and Eesti Gaas begin cooperation in small-scale LNG distribution business
14:18 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Korea Shipowners’ Association as first sub-Arctic member
13:51 Baltic Workboats delivered 24m combat pollution and diving support vessel to Port of Klaipeda
13:29 WMU Executive Board 21st Session meets in London
12:56 Marine Recruiting Agency launches training project for Rosterminalugol
12:33 Skangas to source LNG at import terminal on Isle of Grain, UK
12:10 Ningbo Zhoushan Port volumes up 9.6% to 933 million tons in Jan - Nov 2017
11:58 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company holds training with participation of crane ships crew
11:32 Africa maritime cooperation centre launched
11:09 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) up 14% to 13.1 mln t in 11M’17
10:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.11% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.39% to $57.26
10:30 Rolls-Royce delivers first mobile MTU gas engines for Rederij Doeksen
10:11 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 39.21 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 6.5% Y-o-Y
09:57 IAA PortNews offers video of virtual round-table meeting “Best practices of coal transshipment in Russian ports”
09:32 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,668 points
09:16 GTT signs new Global Services Agreement with Chevron Transport Corporation
08:25 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Post-Panamax class dry-bulk vessel
07:05 Port of Los Angeles sets new record for highest monthly container volumes
06:04 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
05:04 The Foundation Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL
04:43 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion wins contract for first European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO

2017 December 14

18:03 Bunker prices still maintain the potential for growth
18:02 Pacific centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
17:37 Gazprom and Shell to handle oversized equipment for Baltic LNG at Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga (photo)
17:29 Key decisions from MEPC 71 related to implementing BWM Convention outlined at BWMTech London Conference
17:05 Ulstein and TTS shortlisted for OSJ Innovation Award
16:35 HHI Group receives support of LR in building an LNG-fuelled future
16:05 Aker Solutions secures subsea services agreement with Statoil
15:50 Commercial Sea Port of Kandalaksha handled 1.46 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 3 times Y-o-Y
15:36 Special issue of PortNews magazine published for Transport Week is available online
15:25 United Nations experts endorse RF initiative
15:07 BASF extend their fleet with another Konecranes barge handler
14:52 Infrastructure development will be one of priorities of Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term
14:45 CMA CGM launches new, innovative and complementary set of products
14:03 Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MME to collaborate in creating improved power and propulsion for ships
13:31 CLdN adds fourth weekly sailing between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge
13:01 GTT and Korean DSEC sign Technical Assistance and License Agreement
12:29 IMO encourages member countries to ratify and enforce the London Protocol to prohibit dumping at sea
12:00 Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO
11:30 Bunker fuel is still in short supply at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:01 Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace
10:40 Outright prohibition of heavy fuel in the Arctic is not reasonable – maritime administrations of Russia and Finland
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.58% to $62.8, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.18% to $56.7
10:14 ABS awarded contract by Cenac Marine Services to support compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M requirements
09:59 Russia and Finland have similar positions on double control of fuel used by vessels
09:30 Amsterdam joins the ‘Premier League’ in the ethanol market
09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,730 points
08:28 APL introduces mobile application for container tracking
07:02 Port of Felixstowe handles 1 million TEU by rail

2017 December 13

18:32 The European Ports Forum assembles in Brussels
18:07 Samskip adds 100 rail wagons to its fleet
17:58 Rosmorport taps Sergey Simonov as Deputy General Director
17:31 SENSREC project to continue support Bangladesh to comply with international requirements towards accession to the IMO ship recycling treaty
17:25 CMA CGM issues update on winter surcharge on imports into St Petersburg, Ust-Luga & Bronka (Russia)