3. Turkish Yard signed a contract with Svitzer for two icebreaking tugboats
Turkish Yard signed a contract with Svitzer for two icebreaking tugboats

Turkish Yard signed a contract with Svitzer for two icebreaking tugboats

Istanbul based Med Marine signed a newbuilding contract with Danish operator, Svitzer for two icebreaking tugboats.


Med Marine is a Turkish shipbuilder and Turkey's leading tugboat operator, providing a broad range of services in towage, pilotage and mooring in the busiest ports of Turkey for over 20 years. Med Marine's service areas are towage, pilotage, emergency response, salvage and wreck removal, pollution prevention, ship escort and chartering. Its fleet consists of ASD type and conventional tugs ranging from 30TBP to 70TBP.

TundRA 3000 is a concept design by Canadian designer Robert Allan Ltd. As the designer has experience in working with different companies operating in harsh winter conditions, TundRA was a great fit for Svitzer’s North European fleet. Once delivered, the vessels will operate across Scandinavia, predominantly serving ports in Denmark and Sweden.

The new design has a very distinctive feature from other designs in Med Marine’s portfolio. The winch is capable to operate over the stern as well via trunk running through the deckhouse. It is also located in an enclosed area to achieve perfect performance even in severe cold weather conditions.

TundRA 3000 main particulars:
• Lengt, o.a.: 30m
• Beam of hull: 12.6m
• Extreme beam (including fenders): 13.2m
• Depth molded: 5.7m
• Maximum draft: 5.6m
• Gross tonnage: <500GT
• Minimum bollard pull: 60ton
• Power: Approx. 3900 kW


“It is a great pleasure for Med Marine to experience the needs of different geographies. We are about to deliver a 23m 60TBP tugboat to Abu Dhabi at the end of this month and we are now building for Northern Europe," Med Marine’s Procurement & Technical Group Manager Ertugrul Cetin stated.

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