Vittoria Shipyard has delivered the tug C.869 to the port authority in Skikda, Algeria.
The tug was ordered in December 2016 by the Algerian Transport Ministry at a cost of €7 million (US$8 million).
The vessel has an overall length of 26 metres, width of 10 metres, draught of 3.80 metres and displaces 500 tonnes fully laden. She has a bollard pull of 42 tonnes thanks to two ASD azimuth thrusters driven by two semi-fast diesel engines that can develop a total of 2,460kW and give a top speed of 12.5 knots.
The vessel has living quarters and services for a crew of seven and has been classified by Bureau Veritas.
Following the delivery of the tug to Algeria, Vittoria will focus on a workboat for the Russian Navy designed to support work dismantling irradiated nuclear submarines.
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