Winners Keep The Customers Satisfied

One of the winners in the recent allocation of harbour towage licences in Turkey was Marin Tug & Pilotage. This company was founded back in September 1998 by some of the leading players in the country’s marine industry. Although Istanbul headquartered, the company concentrates on harbour towage, nationwide and open sea towage and salvage [...]


Italy Rewarded With Improved Version of Best Selling Tug

Recent years have seen a considerable upturn in the number of orders from Italian customers for the sophisticated ASD or tractor configuration tug boats constructed by Sanmar Marine at either of its two custom–built shipyards in Turkey. As in many parts of the world, this impressive growth in demand has been spearheaded by the [...]


Perfection for Ineos FPS and Targe Towing

‘Have we come close to perfection?’ The argument continues across the tug boat industry as to which tug is the best. Meanwhile, Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey has been steadily developing and refining its extensive ASD portfolio with its most popular type, the 24m Bogacay Class, now has 34 in operation around the world with [...]


Boyhood Friends Strengthen Our Ranks

Reflecting its now dominant role in the international tug building market, Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey has taken the decision to significantly strengthen its team of executive directors with the appointment of two widely experienced men to bolster the existing board’s range of experience and expertise. Although recruited independently, by some strange coincidence, the two [...]


A thoroughly modern tug building specialist

Mrs Ozge Abanuz demonstrates to Targe Towing’s MD, Tom Woolley, how his newly ordered Sanmar tug will look with his requested modifications. Even though Sanmar Shipyards has an outstanding portfolio of proven tugs, primarily of advanced, state-of-the-art, Robert Allan Limited design, the leading Turkey-based international specialist tug builder is conscious that experienced operators [...]


Suggested addition to Svitzer Press Release

Vimal Choy, Sanmar's Director, Key Accounts and Client Services Europe responded by pointing out that this was the 21st tug built by Sanmar for Svitzer and another five were under construction in Turkey. "Svitzer Meridian, however is special in many ways. It is of the tractor concept originally developed for ship-handling due to its [...]


Finnish operator orders ice TundRA class escort tugs

Turkey-based Sanmar Shipyards has won, in a competitive bid process, a contract to build a pair of custom designed icebreaking tugs for celebrated Finland-based operator, Alfons Hakans. This family-owned company, a major towage and salvage company with decades of regional expertise in the Northern Baltic Sea region, has signed a contract for a pair of 67 tonne bollard [...]




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