With the successful arrival of Bedia Safi and Celal Safi in Safi Port, Derince, Turkey, some 30 Bogacay Class ASD tugs have now been delivered by Sanmar to customers worldwide.

Measuring 24.4m in length with a moulded beam of 11.25m and an overall draft of 5.10m, this design, exclusive to Sanmar, was developed by Robert Allan Ltd with considerable input from the builder to give enhanced stability and greater bollard pull for a vessel of such compact dimensions. The boats are powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3512 C main engines, each developing 1765kW at 1800 rev/min driving Rolls-Royce US 205 FP azimuth drives with carbon shafts turning 2400mm diameter propellers inside high efficiency nozzles with stainless steel inner surfaces. This arrangement gives a maximum bollard pull of 60 tonnes although different engine/thruster configurations can give this model up to 75 tonnes BP. Auxiliary generator sets are also by Caterpillar – a pair of 86ekW C4.4s.

The port side main engine also powers the pump that feed the external fire-fighting system with a FFS supplied monitor capacity of 1200m3/h located at forward end of the bridge deck. A main winch, manufactured by DMT, is mounted on each vessel’s fore deck.

The vessels can carry 78m3 of fuel oil and 11.8m3 of fresh water, as well as 4.4m3 of foam and are equipped with a Harsonic ultrasonic antifouling system for hull and sea chests as well as cathodic protection.

On their delivery voyage to SafiPort, the new tugs took in tow a pair of new steel mooring boats built by Sanmar. These boats, of the exclusive Palamar series, measure 9.95m in length with a beam of 3.20m and are powered by a 150hp Iveco diesel engine.