Fratelli Neri orders three vessels from Damen

Fratelli Neri, an Italian harbour towage company, has ordered three new Damen vessels to operate in and around the port city of Livorno.

The company has ordered an ASD Tug 2913, a Stan Tug 1606, as well as a Stan Launch 1305 for its subsidiary company Labromare.

The ASD 2913 is currently in build at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, and will now undergo modifications to ensure full compliance with Italian flag requirements. This will include FiFi1, oil recovery capability and an aft bridge.

The Stan Tug 1606 has been ordered for operations on the coastal and inland waters around Livorno. Currently being held in stock at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, the vessel will be brought up to Italian flag standard with modifications including fire-fighting apparatus and an aft towing winch.

The last vessel, a Stan Launch 1305 is also currently in stock at Gorinchem. This will be used by Labromare Livorno to deliver a range of environmental services in Italy and will be fitted with a bow thruster and an aft towing hook.

Delivery will take place in November this year.