Towage News – 100 years of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Exhibition at Genova, Italy from 30.10.2022 to 09.01.2023
The exhibition “Rimorchiatori Riuniti From Genoa to the world – 100 years anniversary ” was inaugurated on Sunday 30th October, at the Galata Museo del Mare-Mu. world of shipping at Genoa, Italy. Emotional video stories, models and a selection of paintings accompany the visitor through the most important stages in the history of the Group. It was inaugurated […]
Towage News – MSC acquires Rimorchiatori Mediterranei – 22.10.2022
MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) acquired the subholding of the Rimorchiatori Riuniti group active in the port towing business Rimorchiatori Mediterranei (65% owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti which is owned by the Genoese families Gavarone and Delle Piane and 35% Deutsche Asset Management, of the Deutsche group Bank). The Genoese company Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, with a turnover of around […]
Tugboat News – GIOVANNI BALISTRERI sold – March 2022
During March 2022 the Italian tugboat GIOVANNI BALISTRERI was sold to Nigerian interests. She was built in Italy in July 1980 by Cantiere Navali Giorgetti in Viareggio as MULETTO with yard number 29 for the Augusta company Augustea Imprese Marittime E Di Salvataggi SpA working as a harbour tug at Messina. With 27.62 metres length […]
Offshore News – Finarge Armamento sold to Brazil in $94 million deal – August 2021
Finarge Armamento Genovese Srl was founded in 2008 as a subsidiary of the Italian company Finarge SRL, which was established in 1981 by Italy’s Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.p.A. was sold to Brazil offshore vessel operator CBO as agreed in August, 2021. The total payment amounts to $94.4 million. As outlined in the investment agreement signed by CBO […]
Offshore – Loading Operations of Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE – Feb/March 2022..
During the first quarter of 2022 another rig move was seen at Malta , this time of the 1982 built Jack Up Oil Rig KEY SINGAPORE that originally arrived OPL Malta on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 around 2000 hrs that was towed by the 2008 built anchor handling vessel A.H. LIGURIA of which on Monday […]
Local Shipping – Tugboat LIENI leaving Malta after 30 years – 30.05.2021.
On Sunday 30th May, 2021 the 28 metre Twin Screw Azimuthing Ulstein Z-Peller Stern Drive Tugboat LIENI left Grand Harbour breakwaters for the last time at 0616 hrs bound to Augusta, Sicily. Images by Capt. Alexei Borg She was built in 1991 as GOLDEN PHOENIX TUG by Tai Kong Trading Company, Singapore as yard number TK-178 […]
Towage – Jack Up Oil Rigs ATWOOD AURORA and ATWOOD BEACON leaving Malta – March 2021
After Transport Minister Ian Borg announced in January 2021 that both jack up oil rigs ATWOOD AURORA and ATWOOD BEACON will be removed from Palumbo Malta Shipyards, it was time that both rigs vacate the berth, months after residents and activists protested about the laid up oil rigs. Intervening in the issue, the ombudsman confirmed […]
Delivery – Damen RSD 2513 tugboat SENGLEA to Tug Malta – January 2021.
On Friday 15th January, 2021 Damen Shipyards Group handed over a new, next-generation, Damen RSD Tug 2513 SENGLEA to Tug Malta, Malta’s leading tug operator. Tug Malta, which is owned by Rimorchiatori Mediterranei Spa (Rimorchiatori Riuniti Group), placed the order for the vessel in November 2019. First introduced on 26th April 2018 by the tug INNOVATION the […]
Naval News – Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in Sicily – February 2020.
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) standing maritime immediate reaction force which consists of four to six destroyers and frigates. Its role is to provide NATO with an immediate operational response capability. From Saturday 22nd February to Monday 24th February SNMG 2 units consisting of 6 naval ships was at Catania Port berthing at […]
OFFSHORE – A.H.VARAZZE at Malta – 21.02.2018. The 2014 built ITA flag offshore tug supply ship A.H. VARAZZE entered Valletta (Grand Harbour), Malta for Palumbo Malta Shipyard on Wednesday 21st February 2018. This is her second call this year so far.She was built by Rosetti Marino at Ravenna, Italy as ASSO TRENTADUE but was renamed and acquired by […]