Delivery to the Russian Federation of the "Rome-Moscow" tug

(To Vittoria Shipyard)

From today the fleet of the Russian Federation is enriched by the tug C.871 РИМ ― MОСКВА (Rome ― Moscow) built by the Vittoria Shipyard. The Venetian company specializing in the design and construction of military, paramilitary, work and commercial vessels has, in fact, delivered to the SevRao / RosRao for the Aspect Konversia Project, the tug intended to dismantle disused nuclear submarines in the Barents Sea.

The official transfer of the 8 million euro unit, commissioned in the 2016 by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) as part of the collaboration agreements between the Italian and Russian governments on radioactive waste management, took place in the plant of Adria with a ceremony attended by Luigi Duò, president of the Vittoria Shipyard, and representatives of the two Russian Societies who will manage the unit.

The tugboat, launched last September, will arrive in the town of Murmansk approximately in June and will be able to act as a towing force in ports or in the open sea even in the presence of ice specifically for floating basins that are part of the same project previously built.

"The vehicle we have just delivered to the representatives of the Russian Federation - comments Luigi Duò, president of the Vittoria Shipyard - consolidates our positioning on the port and offshore tug market. Our company, which boasts a high degree of specialization in the construction of military and paramilitary boats, for work and passenger transport, can today contribute to becoming a reference also for the national and international tugboat market, a highly competitive and continuously evolution. We are proud of having conceived and realized, in just two years, two azimuth units destined for important foreign institutions proving to be able to satisfy every quality and safety standard requested by the client, even the most severe ones like those imposed by the 'Russian flag ', challenging our engineering and design capacity ".

The tug РИМ ― MОСКВА (Rome ― Moscow), together with the unit Cap de Fer conferred to the port authority of Skikda, in Algeria, represents for the Adria shipyard, the second historical supply in the field of ASD (azimuthal propulsion) type tugs. The unit is designed and built to operate up to -10 degrees and guarantee, in the winter period, during the stop at the quay, a heating capacity of the crew rooms even with temperatures equal to -34 degrees; it was created and monitored in accordance with the regulations of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS); complies with the regulations for habitability and health services on board ships flying the flag of the Russian Federation and has received the ICE2 class notation. The tugboat, approximately 32 meters long, also has a fixed-point firing capacity of 65 tons and a dynamic 54 ton pull, and can reach a speed of 12,5 knots thanks to two fast diesel engines each coupled to two azimuth propellers with propellers with variable pitch.