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Vittoria Shipyard Delivers Tug

Rome - After its launch at the end of last year, and the period of onsite training for personnel, the tug will begin to perform towing on Algeria’s coasts and in its ports in the service of the Entreprise Portuelle de Skikda.

Rome - Cantiere Navale Vittoria, a Veneto-based shipyard that specialises in the design and construction of military, paramilitary, work and commercial vessels, delivered the tugboat C.869 to the Skikda port company in Algeria. The transfer of the unit, which was ordered by the Algerian Ministry of Transport in December 2016 for a value of €7 million, took place with the transfer of deliveries between a representative of the Victoria Shipyard and a delegation from the Algerian Port Company. After its launch at the end of last year, and the period of onsite training for personnel, the tug will begin to perform towing and escort functions on Algeria’s coasts and in its ports in the service of the Entreprise Portuelle de Skikda. The newly built unit from Vittoria, with an overall length of 26m, a width of 10m, a draft of 3.80m and a displacement of approximately 500 tonnes fully loaded, has a fixed point pulling capacity (ballard pull) of 42 tonnes thanks to a pair of ASD azimuth thrusters powered by two semi-fast diesel engines that are capable of producing a total power of over 3300 horsepower and a maximum speed of 12.5 knots.

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