Svitzer Orders Six Tugs at Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyard

  Svitzer has signed a newbuilding contract with Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey for the construction of six terminal tugs to fulfill new contracts in various markets, the company said Wednesday.  Delivery of the first vessel is expected in Q4 2016. The new fleet will be 70 Tonne bollard pull RAstar 2800-E Class ASD tugs, which are terminal tugs with escort … [Read more...]

Momentum Continues For Tugbuilder Sanmar Following Record Year

Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar built 17 tugboats last year, including one pictured above, the Yenicay 1.  It was the most tugs ever built by Sanmar in a calendar year. The company is in the process of completing a 50,000 square meter shipyard in Altinova, Turkey to support its growing order book.  This month alone, Sanmar says they have won an order for three new 70 ton bollard … [Read more...]

Sanmar Delivers New Tug to Svitzer and the Port of Tyne [PHOTOS]

Prolific Turkish tug-builder Sanmar has sent another tug on its way to work recently, their 16th so far this year. The Svitzer Tyne, as the name suggests, is heading to the Port of Tyne and will add to Svitzer's fleet of three tugs currently operating there. Sanmar notes this Bogacay-Class vessel is the sister to another ordered by Svitzer for use in Peru this past summer … [Read more...]

Sanmar to Nearly Triple in Size with Start Up of New Turkish Shipyard

Sanmar, the Turkish tugboat builder/operator announced today an investment in new real estate across the sound in Altinova where they are currently building a new shipbuilding facility. Considering Sanmar's current yard is (or is capable of) cranking out up to 14 new tugs per year, this is a solid signal that Sanmar has figured out the recipe for building tugs. Jim … [Read more...]

Sanmar-Built Tugs Embark on Maiden Voyages [IMAGES]

Ulupinar XVII a 24.4 meter tugboat built by Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar recently cast off the docklines at Tuzla, bound for the Port of Mersin on Turkey’s southern coast.  Sister vessels Ulupinar XI and Ulupinar XII are also operating at Mersin in support of a 2007 harbor towage contract signed between the port and Sanmar. Measuring 24.40 m in length overall with a beam of … [Read more...]