October 2018

Fleet of new SCHOTTEL-propelled tugs for Med Marine completed

With the new “MED XXIX”, that was recently put into service, Turkey-based Med Marine’s new fleet of six SCHOTTEL-propelled vessels is now complete. Picture source: MED MARINE

With the new tug “MED XXIX”, which was recently put into service, Turkey-based Med Marine’s new fleet of six SCHOTTEL-propelled vessels is now complete. The ASD-type tugs are designed for harbour and terminal operations as well as for coastal towing.


The main propulsion for the RAmparts 2300-MM consists of a pair of Caterpillar CAT 3512C engines, each rated with 1,380 bkW at 1,600 rpm, and each driving a SCHOTTEL SRP 340 azimuthing stern drive unit with fixed-pitch propellers of 2,100 mm diameter enabling a free sailing speed of 12 knots. A diesel-driven fire-fighting (FiFi) pump for the tugs’ FiFi E system is mounted on one of the main engines.
Med Marine relies on SCHOTTEL propulsion
“As can be seen throughout the fleet, the reliable SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers have proven to be suitable for many applications, as they come in a robust design and offer easy handling for manoeuvring. That is why we rely on SCHOTTEL for propulsion,” says Med Marine’s Muhammet Gökhan, Business Development Manager.


The principal characteristics of the SRP derive from the combination of propulsion and azimuth steering. There is consequently no need for a rudder, and the engine power is optimally converted into thrust. The 360° rotation of the Rudderpropeller means that the full input power is available for manoeuvring.


Robert Allan design exclusively for Med Marine
RAmparts 2300-MM is an exclusive Robert Allan design for Med Marine. Each of the six vessels has a length of 23.00 m, a beam of 10.90 m and a draught of 4.40 m. The six vessels were designed and constructed to satisfy all applicable RINA Register rules and regulations.


Med Marine is a major shipbuilder specialised in tug boats, pilot boats and Ice Class 1A IMO II small chemical tankers and it is Turkey's leading tugboat and pilotage service operator, providing a broad range of services in towage, pilotage mooring, salvage, wreck removal, emergency oil spill response in the busiest ports of Turkey for well over 20 years. Med Marine employs group owned Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey, for building state-of-the-art technology tugboats and Ice Class 1A Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers.