Venice - It is called Roma-Mosca and will be used in the dismantling of nuclear submarines decommissioned by the Russian Navy. It is the latest tugboat produced by Cantiere Navale Vittoria, a company that specialises in the design and construction of military, paramilitary and commercial vessels, and was recently launched in the company’s Adria (Rovigo) plant.
The unit is the result of the awarding of a public tender launched in 2016 to the Venetian company by Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development as part of cooperative agreements between Italy and Russia on the management of radioactive waste, for a value of about €8 million.
The tugboat, which is about 32 meters long, is designed to perform towing, pushing and escorting functions in ports and offshore, even in the presence of ice, guiding third party ships into docking manoeuvres and in the recovery of damaged ships.
It will have a fixed point pulling capacity of 64 tonnes and dynamic pulling capacity of 54 tonnes, and will reach a top speed of 12.5 knots with two fast diesel engines, each coupled to two azimuth thrusters with variable pitch propellers.