Port Qasim in Pakistan has taken delivery of four new tugboats from Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey.
The Kocacay series tugs, with bollard pulls ranging from 76 to 86 tonnes, have now been called GHARO, MALIR, KORANGI, and PIPRI by the port authority.
GHARO, MALIR, and KORANGI are each powered by two 2.350 kilowatt main engines, while PIPRI will make use of two 2.525 kilowatt main engines.
Each tug has an overall length of 32 metres, a width of 13 metres, a depth of six metres, and are designed for a crew of up to 10 people.
The boats were initially bought alongside two pilot boats in March last year, costing a total of $33.46 million.
The contracts were awarded following what Sanmar Shipyards described as a “hard-fought” international tendering process. In a statement, the company said it championed its “technologically-advanced” Kocacay range of powerful and efficient escort and harbour tugboats.