Sanmar Shipyards signs the first contract of the new year

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Posted on 14 January 2022 13:26 by

The Maritime Executive

[By: Sanmar]

Sanmar Shipyards has signed its first contract of 2022 with loyal customer SMS Towage, the UK’s largest family-owned towing company.

The contract is for the purchase of Sirapinar XV, a 2020-built tug based on the RAmparts 2200 design by Canadian Naval Architects Robert Allan Ltd, which currently operates as part of Sanmar’s own fleet.

Designed for maximum efficiency in performing seagoing vessel handling duties, the 54-tonne Sirapinar XV pull bollard will be the third Sirapinar series tug in the SMS Towage fleet, joining its 2017-built Pullman and Lloydsman sisters. , built in 2019. It will become the 11th tug built by Sanmar in the fleet.

Measuring 22.4m LOA with a cast beam of 10.84m, a minimum cast depth of 4.4m and a sailing draft of 4.89m, the Sirapinar XV has a free running speed of 11 knots. It is powered by a CAT 3512C Class C main engine, producing 1,500 BkW at 1,600 rpm and driving standard production 360 degree azimuth Schottel SRP 360 FP thrusters.

Ali Gurun, Vice President of Sanmar Shipyards, said, “We are delighted to kick off 2022 with a bang by signing a contract with our good friends and long-time partners at SMS Towage. It’s always nice when an existing customer comes back for more. Our Sirapinar class tugs have proven to be extremely popular due to their low manning due to a high level of machine automation. They have also been widely acclaimed for their overall design and performance, particularly their maneuvering, sea-keeping and stability performance.

The contract has an expected delivery date of October 2022 when the tug will be mobilized by a Sanmar crew.

Sirapinar XV was built in accordance with RINA requirements and carries the following ratings: C Tug AUT-UMS, INWATERSURVEY, Unrestricted Navigation, MLC DESIGN.

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