On 19 November 2018 Rimorchiatori Spezzini, a subsidiary of the Scafi Group, contracted Damen Shipyards Group for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411.
The order comes as part of Scafi’s plans to expand its fleet in response to the newly assigned harbour towage concession in the port of Safi, Morocco.
The Scafi Group is one of Italy’s leading harbour towage companies, operating its four subsidiaries in major international ports such as La Spezia, Savona, Vado Ligure, Gioia Tauro and Rijeka.
“Damen’s relationship with the Scafi Group dates back to 1992, with the acquisition of the company’s first ASD tug. Over the last 26 years this relationship has gone from strength to strength”, said Damen Sales Manager Antonio Marte.
“These two new tugs will be the 16th and 17th Damen tugs for Scafi – and therefore represent the next exciting chapter in the history of the two companies.”
The two new ASD Tugs will be based in the Port of La Spezia, an important maritime hub for commercial markets in North Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
The compact and powerful design of the ASD 2411 will be an added value for the operations in the confined waters of the port; assisting large container vessels, bulk carriers and gas tankers, in particular.