26 Jun Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Company Announces the Acquisition of its first newbuilding ASD AH FiFi 1- Escort – Oil Rec ‘’VERNICOS SCAFI III’’
Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Company Announces the Acquisition of its first newbuilding ASD AH FiFi 1- Escort – Oil Rec ‘’VERNICOS SCAFI III’’
PIRAEUS, Greece September 7, 2023 – Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Co., a Greek Towage and Salvage operator in Greece/East Med/Black Sea/Red Sea, announced the purchase of its first newbuilding tug MED-A2575 ‘’VERNICOS SCAFI III’’, one of the most modern and powerful tugs in Eastern Mediterranean. “Vernicos Scafi III” is expected to be delivered in Turkey between 4-10 September 2023, under Greek flag.
ASD ‘’Vernicos Scafi III’’, was built by Med Marine in Eregli Shipyard in Turkey, one of the most reputable shipyards in Europe. MED-2575 model belongs to RAmparts 2500W design series by Robert Allan Ltd. and it is one of the most versatile ASD tug design for ship-handling, coastal towing, general purpose or escort duties. It can deliver more than 70 tons of bollard pull. Its high power and maneuverability making it capable to provide both high quality harbor and deep-sea towage services. The tug is fitted with two MTU-16V4000M63 main engines, each developing 2,000 kW at 1,800 rpm and with two thrusters (Kongsberg/Rolls Royce). It is also equipped with FiFi 1 class fire-fighting system, capable also to provide oil recovery and escort services.
Mr. D. Vernicos, Director of Vernicos Scafi, commented: Four years after we joined our forces with Scafi Società di Navigazione S.p.A (Scafi), Vernicos Scafi continues its expansion with the acquisition of its first newbuilding tug in its modern history, in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of its customers with safety and reliability. Hopefully, the Company will order more tugs in the future for projects out of Greece as well. This investment marks the transition into a new era for our company, which will further strengthen our position and will certainly add value to the fleet of our joint venture in Med Tugs.
About the Company
Vernicos Scafi Tugs and Salvage Maritime Co. operates mainly in Piraeus area, but is also active in Thessaloniki, as well as in other ports (East Med/Black Sea/Red Sea, Patras, Lavrion, Mykonos and Katakolon).