Somat adds general purpose tug to Sicily towage fleet

Somat, a subsidiary of Italy’s Cafimar Group, has taken delivery of a new ASD harbour tug from Turkish builder Med Marine.

The Robert Allan Ltd-designed Gordo has an LOA of 25.2 metres, a beam of 12 metres, a depth of 4.6 metres, and accommodations for seven crewmembers. Two Caterpillar 3516C 2,100kW main engines drive a pair of Kongsberg US255SP30 fixed-pitch propellers to deliver a bollard pull of 70 tonnes and a speed of 12 knots.

The tug is also equipped with two Caterpillar C4.4 99ekW generator sets, a THR Marine fore towing winch, and a 1,400 m3/h Fifi pump with two foam/water monitors.

Gordo will be used for ship handling, coastal towing, escort, and general purpose duties in ports in western Sicily.

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