An Italian tug owner has ordered a new tug to enhance terminal operations
Rimorchiatori Riuniti subsidiary, Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, has ordered an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug from Damen Shipyards for operations in Italy.
This 28-m tug will be named Capo Peloro and built in Vietnam at the Damen Song Cam Shipyard. It will be outfitted for terminal operations and emergency response requirements in Sicily before being delivered in December this year.
Capo Peloro will be built to an ASD 2810 design and have around 60 tonnes of bollard pull. It will be equipped to meet Italian Flag standards and with a FiFi1 fire-fighting system.
Damen will install upgraded towing hooks, an oil recovery system and a double independent drum winch on Capo Peloro. This tug will be the sister vessel of Capo Boeo, which arrived in Sicily in December 2016.
Once completed, Capo Peloro will sail on its own keel from Vietnam to Italy in Q4 2019. It will be operated in Sicily by Rimorchiatori Augusta in the exposed waters of the Sicilian Santa Panagia terminal.
Rimorchiatori Mediterranei already operates three ASD 2913 and two ASD 2411 tugs designed and built by Damen.
The order for Capo Peloro was signed by Rimorchiatori Mediterranei managing director Alberto Delle Piane, and Damen sales manager Antonio Marte.