Tug Vernicos scafi iii delivered

The Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine has announced the successful delivery of a 75-ton bollard pull tugboat to the towage company Vernicos Scafi, a joint venture signed in 2019 between Greek-based Vernicos and Italian Scafi Società di Navigazione S.p.A. now operating 46 tugs.

The newbuild tug was named “Vernicos Scafi III” and will be used by Vernicos Scafi at the busy port of Piraeus.

The ASD tug ‘’Vernicos Scafi III’’, was built by Med Marine in the Eregli Shipyard in Turkey, and the MED-2575 model belongs to RAmparts 2500W design series by Robert Allan Ltd. which is one of the most versatile ASD tug design for ship-handling, coastal towing, general purpose or escort duties.

It can deliver more than 70 tons of bollard pull.  Its high power and maneuverability making it capable to provide both high quality harbor and deep-sea towage services.

The tug is fitted with two MTU-16V4000M63 main engines, each developing 2,000 kW at 1,800 rpm and with two thrusters (Kongsberg/Rolls Royce). It is also equipped with FiFi 1 class fire-fighting system, capable also to provide oil recovery and escort services.

Video credit: Med Marine