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26/11/18 11:24

Rimorchiatori Spezzini places a double order in The Netherlands

The subsidiary of Scafi Group contracted Damen Shipyards Group for 2 new ASD Tugs 2411 in response to the newly assigned harbour towage concession in Morocco

Paolo Visco e Antonio Marte

Rimorchiatori Spezzini, a subsidiary of the Scafi Group, has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for two new ASD Tugs 2411, as part of plans to expand its fleet in response to the newly assigned harbour towage concession in the port of Safi, Morocco.

In terms of bollard pull, this tug packs a powerful 70-ton punch to achieve effective operations, and is backed up by modern and effective hull and skeg design to provide stability and manoeuvrability under tough working conditions.

One of Italy’s leading harbour towage companies, operating its four subsidiaries in major international ports such as La Spezia, Savona, Vado Ligure, Gioia Tauro and Rijeka, has relationship with Damen dating back to 1992, with the acquisition of the company’s first ASD tug. Over the last 26 years this relationship has gone from strength to strength; these two new tugs will be the 16th and 17th Damen tugs for Scafi and therefore represent the next exciting chapter in the history of the two companies.

The two new ASD Tugs will be based in the port of La Spezia, an important maritime hub for commercial markets in North Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The compact and powerful design of the ASD 2411 will be an added value for the operations in the confined waters of the port; assisting large container vessels, bulk carriers and gas tankers, in particular.

The 2411 design was chosen as the most suitable for the client’s needs, in the framework of a group strategy of fleet turnover and renewal which foresees to dedicate 3 tugs to the newly assigned tender in Safi, Morocco.

The two tugboats are scheduled for delivery in first quarter and second quarter 2019 respectively.

 

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