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Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has contracted Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine to construct a 42-m long tug to provide coastal towage, salvage services and harbour support.

This azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug will have a bollard pull of around 120 tonnes, making it the most powerful in the region.

Med Marine will build this tug to a brand-new RAstar 4200 architecture and adapt it to a MED A42120 design. It will have a moulded beam of 16 m and draught of 7.2 m when completed in Q4 2021.

The ASD salvage tug will be ready for coastal towage, search and rescue and salvage duties off east Africa and…



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