The premier Turkish specialist tug builder, Sanmar, has made two important deliveries of Robert Allan Ltd. designed ASD tugs to different parts of the world during this past week. Each new vessel is the first of a matching pair
Marechiaro (ex Sirapinar V)
The fifth example of this relatively new class has arrived in Naples, Italy, to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani. A sister tug is scheduled to follow shortly.
The Sirapinar Series has been designed exclusively by Robert Allan Limited for Sanmar and is based on the phenomenal success of the slightly larger Bogacay Series, a RAmparts 2400 SX (Sanmar exclusive) type. The hull of the new 22m tugs, also a Sanmar exclusive, available in 45 to 60 tonne bollard pull versions, is similar to the larger model and can run astern at high speeds, whilst maintaining good control and directional stability in all directions.
Sanmar has built nearly 40 vessels of the larger model with bollard pulls ranging from 60 to 75 tonnes depending on installed horsepower. Marechiaro has a bollard pull of 50 tonnes – in the middle of the 45 to 60 tonnes bollard pull range planned for this model.
Measuring 22.40m overall with a beam of 10.85m and maximum draft of 4.67m the two boats for Italy are being built to RINA class and Italian flag requirements and are powered by pairs of 1500kW Caterpillar engines.These turn Schottel azimuthing Rudderpropellers to give a trials performance of 50.2 tonnes bollard pull ahead and a free-running speed of 12.6 knots. Another similar vessel is currently being fitted out prior to delivery to Spain.