Odin of Scapa Launched

The first of the Orkney Islands Council two new tugs – Odin of Scapa – was launched last month (February) at the Sanmar Shipyard at Altinova in Turkey. The launch was on schedule and the programme is currently within budget. Following a period of final fitting out, equipment commissioning and then sea trials the [...]



Sanmar Shipyards proudly announce the delivery of “DELICAY VI” to the Genoese group “Rimorchiatori Riuniti”. She is re-named as “ITALIA”. Sanmar had delivered a RAmparts 2400SX Class ASD Tug to the same group back in 2014 and that tug has been re-named as “TURCHIA” which is currently giving towage service in the port of [...]


First Sanmar Delivery to SAAM Towage

Sanmar Shipyards proudly announce the delivery of “BOGACAY XXXI” a 2018 built RAmparts 2400-SX Class ASD Tug to SAAM’s Towage fleet in Panama. She is re-named as “SAAM VALPARAISO”. Principal dimensions are 24.40m x 11.25m. She can achieve 70 tonnes of bollard pull by means of 2 x CAT 3516C engines developing a total [...]


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 [...]

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