The First 70 tonnes version of Ramparts 2400SX design, “M/T Palaemon” is delivered…

A Boğaçay Class tug (Ramparts 2400 SX 70), the first 70 tonnes version of this series is delivered to EGEPORT Turkey and renamed Palaemon.

Boğaçay class ASD tugs meet the requirements of the under 24m rule. These models, all Robert Allan Limited designs, build on the phenomenal success of the builder’s 45 to 50 tonne bollard pull Ulupinar series of which 18 have now been constructed. 2400 SX model, an exclusive Sanmar design, is closest to the Ulupinar series but with a 2m increase in beam over the same length. This ensures greater performance as well as stability from more powerful Caterpillar engines coupled to larger Rolls-Royce Z-drives. This design is based on an intended low-manning operation with a high standard of machinery automation but the accommodations can be adjusted to match almost any reasonable requirement. The layout shown has been developed to match the most commonly acceptable manning standards.

Optional layouts are available as either basic “day boat” or with full accommodation for a crew of up to six persons. The RAmparts 2400 SX design code “SX” for Sanmar Exclusive which means the design has been modified by Robert Allan Ltd. to suit Sanmar Shipyard’s standard production range and optimized with the operational input from Sanmar’s tug operation department.

In 70 tonnes version, the main specs are as follows:

Main Engines: Caterpillar 3516 C HD
Engine Power: 2 x 1920 kW @ 1600 rpm
Thrusters: Rolls Royce US255
Propeller Dia: 2600 mm Length O.A.: 24.4 m Beam moulded: 11.25 m Draft (Max): 5.2 m
Speed ahead: 12 knots
Bollard Pull ahead: 70 tonnes