Turkish tugboat operator Arpas has returned to Sanmar Shipyards to buy two tugs to join its fleet. Arpas, which is headquartered at Ambarli on the Sea of Marmara, has bought two very different tugs from Sanmar to meet its various operational needs.
Nehir is one of the tug builder and operator’s fleet vessels and is based on the TS 22/40 design from Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd. Built in 2003, it measures 22.5m LOA, with a moulded beam of 8.2m and navigational draft of 3.54m. Powered by two 825kW main engines, Nehir can achieve a bollard pull of 30 tonnes and a speed ahead of 12.5 knots. The vessel has a fuel oil capacity of 52.2m3.
Sirapinar XVI is a modern state-of-the-art RAmparts 2200 Class ASD Tug, exclusively designed in partnership with Sanmar by Robert Allan Ltd. built at Sanmar’s cutting-edge Tuzla Shipyard in 2020, the 22m-long tug can achieve 50 tonnes of bollard pull via its CAT 3512C main engines that produce a total of 3,000kW of power. The MLC-compliant Sirapinar XVI has Schottel FP azimuth thrusters and is equipped with a split drum forward towing winch and external fire-fighting capability.