Safi Maritime takes delivery of harbor tug from Sanmar shipyards


The Turkish company Safi Maritime Services has taken the delivery of a new TRAktor-Z 2500SX class tug from Sanmar Shipyards.

The new tug, dubbed SAFI-14, would have the capability to offer maximum efficiency in port vessel handling as well as towing duties.

Equipped with two high-speed, electronically controlled CAT 3516C HD D marine diesel engines, the new tug has a pulling power of 74 tons.

Each motor can reach 2,100 kW at 1,600 rpm.

SAFI-14 was designed exclusively by Canadian Naval Architects Robert Allan for Sanmar.

Her overall measurement of 25.3m includes a “cast beam of 12m, a minimum cast depth of 4.46m and an approximate extreme draft of 6.55m”.

It is built with tank capacities of 83,900 liters of fuel oil as well as 12,300 liters of fresh water.

Previous deliveries from Sanmar to Safi Maritime include 60 ton bollard pull ASD tugs BEDIA SAFI and CELAL SAFI, 30 ton bollard pull twin screw tugs SANMAR XXXI and SANMAR XXX.

Two identical CAT C4.4 diesel generators will provide power on board the SAFI-14 tug. The generators have operating frequencies of 50 Hz, continuous duty ratings of 99 ekW and output voltages of 400 volts.

With FiFi class 1 firefighting capability, the tug’s main fire pump driven by a flexible coupling clutched aft of one of the main engines can produce approximately 2,700 m3/hour of water.

Sanmar Vice President Ali Gurun said: “We are delighted that Safi Maritime Services has chosen us to provide them with the strong and powerful new tug they need for their growing business.

“It’s always good when a customer comes back for more and we’re proud to be a partner in their ambitious plans for the future of this important port.”

Last month, MAN Energy Solutions won a contract from Sanmar to supply a pair of MAN 12V175D engines for a new generation Svitzer 60 TBP TRAnsverse tug.

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