Ramparts 2200 ASD Tug expands the organisation’s Towage Service capabilities
SAFEEN Group, the marine arm of AD Ports Group, has announced the acquisition of SEMAIH, a RAmparts 2200–Sanmar ‘SIRAPINAR’ Series ASD Harbour Tug, to expand and bolster its towage service capabilities.
Powered by a Caterpillar engine achieving a bollard pull of 50 tons ahead and 45 tons astern, the new vessel is the latest addition to SAFEEN Group’s 20-strong tugboat fleet.
The acquisition is an integral part of the organisation’s ongoing efforts to expand its capabilities and exemplifies AD Ports Group’s commitment to enhance its unique maritime logistical offering with the latest vessel design and service solutions on offer within the industry.
“This tug addition strengthens our ability to meet the evolving trade demand and requests for chartering services, as well as address the increasing complexity of logistical operations across the region,” commented Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer and Acting Head of Maritime Cluster, AD Ports Group.
“We look forward to further collaboration in the future towards reaching our mutually ambitious targets for building a more sustainable maritime future for all our customers and stakeholder,” remarked Gary Dockerty, Sales Director, Middle East and Africa, Sanmar Shipyards. The new tug, while currently under construction at one of the tugboat manufacturer’s purpose-built, shipyards in Turkey, will be delivered to AD Ports Group in Q1-2022.