Esercizio Cantieri Launches Tug/Supply Vessel Of New Design

An anchor-handling/tug-supply vessel with rescue and antipollution features, the Val Cadore, was launched recently at the Viareggio, Italy, yard of Societa Esercizio Cantieri (SEC). Built for Cispa Gas Transport S.p.A. of Trieste, the vessel is a new SEC design for the Italian flag, propelled by four medium-speed, heavy-fuel Wartsila Vasa diesel engines, type 8R22HF, developing a total of 6,400 bhp at 1,000 rpm. The engines are able to burn fuel oil of 1,500 seconds Redwood 1 without limitations.

Speed at full load is expected to be 15 knots with all four engines operating, and 13 knots with only two engines in use.

Reduction gears were supplied by Tacke and controllable-pitch propellers in Kort nozzles by Berg.

Two electro-hydraulic, Berg c-p bow thrusters, each of 300 hp, two Tenfjord rotary-vane, independent steering gears, and the two main propellers can be controlled remotely by an ASEA computerized "joystick" system.

The Val Cadore has an overall length of 65.25 meters, beam of 13.95 meters, and depth of 6.30 meters (214 by 45.77 by 20.67 feet).

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Jan 1984 United States Navy

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