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New IMO Tier III ready tug named

Damen's latest ASD Tug 2813 has just been named in its new port of Cagliari. The Vincenzino O. joins a fleet of approximately 50 RoPax vessels and eighteen tugs operated by shipping services company Molby.

The ASD Tug 2813 is part of Damen’s next generation of tugs. This series offers a range of new tug designs. The next generation tugs aim at ensuring maximum safety, reliability, sustainability and efficiency. The vessels feature innovative technologies ranging from safety glass to connectivity and from compliance with 2020 stability regulations to IMO Tier III readiness.

Moby’s Achille Onorato, CEO of the Sardinia-based fifth-generation family-owned company, said: “We are very proud to welcome this new tug to our fleet. The vessel, which carries the name of my son, Vincenzino O., introduces the sixth generation of our family to the sea and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the community of Sardinia. We have enjoyed an excellent cooperation with Damen in the construction of this vessel and are confident in their reputation for the delivery of high-quality vessels.”

Part of Moby’s plans to upgrade its fleet, the ASD Tug 2813 delivers approximately 85 tonnes bollard pull and offers MLC compliant accommodation and an aft deck area of about 80m2, providing both extended crew capacity and optimal towage capabilities fore and aft.  The vessel also features remote monitoring capabilities enabling onshore viewing of such things as performance and fuel consumption, leading to optimised, efficient operations.

Built to a proven, standardised design, a number of options have been added in order to tailor the Vincenzino O to the company’s requirements such as FiFi1, oil recovery notation, salvage notation and a number of additions to facilitate salvage operations which include a stern roller, independent double drum aft winch and a crane aft.

Damen sales manager Antonio Marte said, “Moby strives for the highest standards of quality and safety, which is why they have chosen Damen. It is a great pleasure to establish a strong relationship with Moby. Achille Onorato has a long-term vision and I share with him the desire for innovation in the shipping industry, including in the harbor towage business.

That is also one of the reasons why the ASD Tug 2813 was chosen, because the vessel is prepared for the installation of the plug & play Damen SCR NOX Reduction System, which makes the vessel IMO Tier III compliant. This is the first chapter of a long-lasting relationship that will see Moby and Damen cooperate in the future, also in other markets.”

Offering shipping services for both cargo and passengers, Moby operates ferry and cruise ferry services from the Italian and French mainland to the Mediterranean islands of Elba, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily as well as to Tremiti in the Adriatic. Additionally, Moby offers Baltic Sea cruises between St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn. Moby also operates harbour towage services in the ports of Sardinia.

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