A New Tug Class… the RAmparts 2300-MM for Med Marine

March 6, 2017

A newly designed variant of the popular RAmparts series of tugs from Robert Allan Ltd.; a RAmparts 2300-MM will commence construction very soon. This design was developed exclusively for Med Marine to be built at their shipyard in Turkey. This will be the first of six vessels which are expected to be completed within the next 2-3 years with the first vessel expected in late 2017.

This venture reflects a long-standing cooperation between Med Marine and Robert Allan Ltd. providing high-performance tugboats to the world market. The signing ceremony for the new contract took place on February 9th at the Med Marine Head Office in Istanbul, Turkey.

RAmparts 2300-MM contact signing

(left to right) Mr. Oben Naki, Contracts Manager, Robert Allan Ltd. – Mrs. Yıldız BOZKURT, Deputy General Manager and Mr. Ertuğrul ÇETİN, Procurement Manager, Med Marine

The RAmparts 2300-MM is a customized version of the popular RAmparts series with more than 150 of this series in service worldwide. This is a versatile/multi-purpose compact ASD tug design with features for ship-handling, coastal towing and other general purpose towing duties. There are multiple configurations available of the RAmparts series available, ranging from 22 to 33 metres in length.

The tug will be built to the following RINA Class Notation:

C+TUG, AUT-UMS, Firefighting Ship E with Waterspray, Unrestricted Navigation. MLC Design, Green Star 3

Particulars of the RAmparts 2300-MM are as follows:

  • Length Overall: 23.00 m
  • Beam, Moulded: 10.90 m
  • Depth, Moulded: 4.40 m
  • Draft, Maximum: 3.15 m
  • Fuel: 62 m3
  • Potable Water: 11 m3

This design is suitable to achieve a maximum bollard pull of up to 60 tonnes. The first 6 vessels are predicted to achieve a bollard pull of 50 tonnes.

For more information on the RAmparts 2300-MM or any other Robert Allan Ltd. high-performance designs, please contact design@ral.ca.