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Med Tug, MSC's tug and towing company, has purchased the second tugboat from the Sanmar fleet. Med Tug previously purchased the Med Altair tugboat built in 2017 and serving in the Sanmar fleet, and added the 2019-built Med Antares tugboat, which is also operating in the Sanmar fleet.
Sanmar, a brand of Turkey that has made its name known to the world in tugboat building, delivered the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) system tugboat, named EITAN by its new owners, that it had built for the Italian operator Tripmare. Tripmare, which previously purchased two tugboats from Sanmar to serve in Israel’s Ashdod Port operations, preferred Sanmar for the third tugboat to serve at the very same location.
This year, Sanmar delivered the second of its modern tugboats with the same features to the Vancouver Canadian operator Seaspan.
Completed in 2016 at Sanmar Altınova Shipyard, Boğaçay XI was named Seaspan Harrier by its new owners and departed from Turkey to Canada on April 15th.
Seaspan named Boğaçay VIII, which it received from Sanmar towards the end of 2020, as Seaspan Raptor.
Having written its name among the most important tugboat manufacturers in the world with its important projects and firsts, Sanmar broke another first. The shipyard added the world's first Advanced Variable Drive (AVD) "Hydraulic Hybrid" tugboat BOĞAÇAY XXXVIII to its fleet with a ceremony.