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Towage News – 100 years of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Exhibition at Genova, Italy from 30.10.2022 to 09.01.2023

The exhibition “Rimorchiatori Riuniti From Genoa to the world – 100 years anniversary ” was inaugurated on Sunday 30th October, at the Galata Museo del Mare-Mu. world of shipping at Genoa, Italy. Emotional video stories, models and a selection of paintings accompany the visitor through the most important stages in the history of the Group. It was inaugurated …

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Tugboat News – GIOVANNI BALISTRERI sold – March 2022

During March 2022 the Italian tugboat GIOVANNI BALISTRERI was sold to Nigerian interests. She was built in Italy in July 1980 by Cantiere Navali Giorgetti in Viareggio as MULETTO with yard number 29 for the Augusta company Augustea Imprese Marittime E Di Salvataggi SpA working as a harbour tug at Messina. With 27.62 metres length …

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Casualties – Tanker FILICUDI M disabled – 26.11.2021

On Thursday 25th November at 0625 hrs the 2005 built Italian flag and owned chemical/oil products tanker FILICUDI M left Sarroch, Sardegna, Italy bound to Augusta, Italy. On the night of Friday 26th November the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) of Mazara Del Vallo was engaged in rescue operation after an Engine Room Fire which …

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Towage – VINCENZO ONORATO towing HANAA from Valletta – 17.12.1999

On Thursday 16th December, 1999 the 1976 built and owned tug VINCENZO ONORATO entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Malta Drydocks. Built as yard 24 at Cantieri Navali A Giorgetti in Viareggio, Italy in 1976 for Rimorchiatori Sardi SpA (Moby Lines Tug Division) she was homeported at Cagliari (ITA Flag), Italy. In the afternoon of …

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Tugboat – 2006 built CARLO MAGNO

One of the Italian powerful anchor handling tug (aht) around is the 2006 built CARLO MAGNO. She was built in Italy by Cantieri Navale Rosetti Marino Spa at Ravenna, launched on 7th September 2005 and completed on 27th February, 2006 built to a Rolls-Royce Marine UT514L design and handed over in March 2006. She’s 55.4 …

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Towage – Jack Up Oil Rigs ATWOOD AURORA and ATWOOD BEACON leaving Malta – March 2021

After Transport Minister Ian Borg announced in January 2021 that both jack up oil rigs ATWOOD AURORA and ATWOOD BEACON will be removed from Palumbo Malta Shipyards, it was time that both rigs vacate the berth, months after residents and activists protested about the laid up oil rigs. Intervening in the issue, the ombudsman confirmed …

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Delivery – Damen RSD 2513 tugboat SENGLEA to Tug Malta – January 2021.

On Friday 15th January, 2021 Damen Shipyards Group handed over a new, next-generation, Damen RSD Tug 2513 SENGLEA to Tug Malta, Malta’s leading tug operator. Tug Malta, which is owned by Rimorchiatori Mediterranei Spa (Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group), placed the order for the vessel in November 2019.  First introduced on 26th April 2018 by the tug INNOVATION the …

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Naval News – Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in Sicily – February 2020.

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) standing maritime immediate reaction force which consists of four to six destroyers and frigates. Its role is to provide NATO with an immediate operational response capability. From Saturday 22nd February to Monday 24th February SNMG 2 units consisting of 6 naval ships was at Catania Port berthing at …

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Casualties – Tugboat MACISTONE lost deck barge AMT MARINER in a storm – 06.02.2020

On Wednesday 5th February, 2020 the Italian tugboat MACISTONE lost her tow – the deck cargo barge AMT MARINER and finished aground 5 nautical miles South of Bari near San Giorgio beach. MACISTONE left Augusta, Sicily on Thursday 30th January (Above images are on mentioned day) towing the 91 metre long deck cargo barge AMT …

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Tugboat – MELILLI

The 1980 built Italian tug MELILLI is still going strong currently operating at Pozzallo Port, Sicily. She was built by Cantiere Navale Giorgetti at Viareggio, Italy as yard no 28 for Augustea Imprese Marittime e di Salvataggi Spa. Her dimensions are 27.61 metres long with 7.32 metres beam and 3.37 metres as maximum draught powered …

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