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Med Marine Delivered The Two Sister Pilot Boats To Misurata Free Zone


published on 19 December 2022 89 -

Med Marine and Misurata Free Zone signed a two-vessel contract for MED-P16 series in March 2022 for Misurata Free Zone’s operations in Misurata, Libya. After 8 months of construction period of the vessels, Misurata Free Zone takes the delivery of the two high- quality pilot boats. Both units have been dispatched on a specialized transport vessel to Libya from Turkey.

360-degree virtual tour of MED-P16 is accessible via the following link:

https://medmarine.com.tr/tour/MED-P16/index.html

The sister vessels are named as ALOGLA and ALAMER.

C.E.O of the Med Marine R.Hakan Şen commented: “We are very pleased to be delivering two state-of-art technology MED-P16 class pilot boats to Misurata Free Zone. MED-P16 is  a modern vessel of proven, standard design built of the steel hull and aluminum superstructure and provides fast and efficient running at transfer speeds, combined with excellent sea-keeping. Safety is optimized with a 360-degree view from the bridge and wide deck for safe boarding. We trust these sisters will be a worthy addition to the present fleet of Misurata Free Zone. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the cooperation between Med Marine and Misurata Free Zone for all efforts.”

Misurata Free Zone's Chairman, Muhsin Sigutri comments on the delivery of the pilot boats: I express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Med Marine company for what it provided during the manufacturing period of the MFZ pilot boats Alogla and Alamer, which extended over a period of 6 months, during which many constructive discussions were made with the MFZ technical team assigned to supervise the construction. The results were the completion of the manufacture of boats. the management of the free zone considers Med Marine Company as its partner, Again, thank you for being a crucial part of our success and I look forward to continuing our cooperation.

 

MED-P16 series pilot boats designed by Camarc will have steel hull and aluminum structure. The double chine hull gives exceptional all-around sea keeping. Each vessel is 16,50m in length and 4,8m in beam and it speeds up to 22 knots. The complement area accommodates 2 crew and 6 pilots. Access to lower accommodation is via hatch to port in the aft end of the wheelhouse. Lower accommodation includes mess area, WC, galley, store spaces and 2-man cabin.

Some of the design particulars are:

Length                                                  : 16,5 m
Beam O.A.                                            : 4,8 m
Draught                                                : 1,3 m

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