On Saturday 4th March 2017, Rosetti
Marino handed over Tug
"ANTIGNANO" the first of two sister RASTAR 3200W tugboats ordered
in 2015, to Livorno-based Shipowner
& Operator, Fratelli Neri,.
Before taking on its current name, “Antignano” was
registered at the Harbour Master’s Office with the provisional name of “C.118
The tug was built on a Robert Allan design and it has a length of 32,00 m, a moulded
beam of 13.20 m, a depth of 5.43 m, a
maximum draft of 6.17 m (considering the skeg).
It is driven
by two main MAN 7L27/38 engines producing a total power of 2555 kW at 800 rpm and two SRP 4000 Schottel thrusters
with 2.8 m dia. propellers installed with a new concept and high-efficiency nozzle, thanks to which their performance exceeds the
In fact, the tug reaches a maximum speed of over 14 knots, with a bollard pull
of 94.8 tonnes. The two winches are of Rolls Royce Marine Rauma supply, both
with a double drum and "ex-proof" certification for use in hazardous
This tug, as well as her sister tug which will be delivered in April, has been
designed and built to ensure the highest performance in terms of
maneuverability and towing and escort services. In particular, it is
specialized in providing ship assist services to LNG terminals, thanks to a gas
detection system, as well as its ability to operate in hazardous environments by
activating gas-tighting systems that makes it a prototype on a worldwide level.
The shape of the hull, developed by the designer, helps to give this tug an
outstanding ability to operate in rough seas (seakeeping performance) without overlooking
on-board comfort, thanks to the excellent noise and vibration levels that
distinguish the accommodation areas built in compliance with the MLC2006 convention
to accommodate up to 5 officers on board.
Even the brands of the installed machinery/equipment of the highest quality,
make this tug a prototype with undisputed commercial potential.
Antignano’s other main features are also clearly highlighted in the Class notation
issued by the RINA Classification Society, which demonstrates the versatility
of this vessel: C, XHULL, XMACH - Tug - Escort Tug, Towing, Fire Fighting Ship 1, Waterspray , Oil
Recovery Ship (FP <60 deg), IWS, Salvage, XAUT-UMS, AUT-PORT, SYS-NEQ 1, Unrestricted Navigation
The delivery of Antignano, the eighth tugboat built by Rosetti Marino for
Fratelli Neri, seals a twenty-year collaboration between the
two companies, confirming Rosetti Marino’s undisputed leadership in Italy in
the construction of next-generation tugs .