Med Marine Signs with Port Qasım Authority of Pakistan for Buoy Tender Vessel

On March 16th, Med Marine signed a contract with the Port Qasim Authority of Pakistan (PQA) for the delivery of a Conventional Twin Screw Buoy Tender Vessel MED-B4500. The vessel will be used by Med Marine’s client for buoy-laying in the port located in Pakistan’s most populated city of Karachi.


The MED-B4500 is a 45 x 11.8 meter vessel built to facilitate a crew of sixteen. The vessel design is from the proven Buoy Vessel series designed by SeaTech Solutions, Singapore’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Company.

The vessel will be outfitted at Ereğli Shipyard in the Zonguldak region of Turkey. Its delivery is scheduled for mid-2023.

Technical details:

LENGTH O.A. 45,00 m


11,80 m


5,00 m


3,70 m


150 m3


20 m3


16 Persons


Med Marine’s General Manager Yıldız Bozkurt Özcan says:

‘I am very happy to be here to sign the contract that will carry the relations of Med Marine and Port Qasim Authority to a higher level. As Med Marine, we are very honored to be the choice of such a dynamic, modern, fully integrated port facility, Port Qasim Authority, of which main mission is to contribute to the economic progress of Pakistan and very proud to be a business partner of a company which delivers such an important mission for the country.’

Med Marine’s Business Development Manager, Muhammet Gökhan’s comments on the contract:

‘We are delighted with this order from Port Qasim Authority. Offering the best solution with reasonable price and high quality vessels is something which we feel passionate about and we will continue to work towards this goal. I believe this project will be lead a long relationship between Med Marine and Port Qasim Authority.’

About Med Marine:

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 m2 with more than 30.000 m2 indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, work boats, offshore vessels and coated/Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state-of-the-art tugboat design portfolio and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.

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About Port Qasim Authority

Port Qasim was established through an Act of parliament on 29th June 1973. It is located in Karachi’s Phitti creek of Indus delta region. The port started operation in 1980 with a dedicated Iron Ore Coal Berth for the bulk handling of imports of raw materials for Pakistan Steel Mill. The port presently has 18 berths (15 in private sector) with annual handling capacity of 89 million tons. All commodities ranging from minerals oils, edible oil, coal, rice, wheat, cement to fertilizers, general cargo, containers and LNG are being handled in the port at state-of-the-art terminals. It is the energy hub and only LNG Port of Pakistan.

Port Qasim has enormous potential for expansion. Two new LNG terminals, one container terminal and 02 multipurpose berths are in the pipeline.

Port Qasim has largest industrial zone of Pakistan spread over 15474 acres. It has more than 400 industrial/commercial units in operation. Approx. 3000 MW electricity is being generated in its industrial zones. Port Qasim is one of the largest contributors to national economy of Pakistan handling its 51% of sea trade and has an impressive growth rate of 5% in all facets of port operation.