Sanmar to deliver best-selling tug upgrade to Australian operator

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Posted on March 25, 2022 1:13 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive







[By: Sanmar Shipyards]


Sanmar Shipyards has signed an agreement to deliver the latest updated version of its best-selling RAMparts 2400SX series of tugboats to family-owned operator Mackenzie Marine and Towage Pty Ltd based in Esperance, Western Australia.


MMT Managing Director Sean Mackenzie is delighted with the quality and state-of-the-art features of the tug, which includes a rear winch, firefighting capability and fits Tier III compliance technology, and is continuing its vision to provide innovative towing solutions to port customers and southern ports. .


Based on an exclusive Sanmar RAMparts 2400SX MKII design from renowned Canadian Naval Architects Robert Allan Ltd, the ASD Tug is the modernized and updated version of the flagship Bogacay RAMparts 2400SX class.


Measuring 24.4m x 12m x 5.45m and powered by two Caterpillar CAT 3516C main engines, each rated at 2,100kW at 1,600rpm and driving 2.6m US255 FP propellers, the tug can achieve an impressive 70 ton pull.


The tug, known as Bogacay LI while under construction in Turkey where Sanmar operates three purpose-built shipyards, is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022.


Craig Bramley, Sales Manager, Asia Pacific of Sanmar Shipyards, said, “I welcome Mackenzie Marine and Towage as a new customer, and I’m delighted they have chosen Sanmar as the best option. when it comes to providing a reliable and robust tug. . We at Sanmar are proud to have secured this contract with the Mackenzie team, the Asia-Pacific region is very important to us and it will be our honor to introduce this new RAMparts 2400SX along with our other Australian deliveries this year”.


MMT has constantly renewed its fleet of tugs over the years with a new, future-oriented construction philosophy which has established a reputation for providing reliable, safe and long-lasting tug operations in the Port of Esperance.


MMT not only celebrates the delivery of the new Sanmar tug, but also 50 years of continuous tug services at Esperance.



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