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    Finarge takes delivery of Moss 424 anchor handler

    Vessel & ROV News // February 28, 2003
    Finarge, which is 100 per cent owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti, the well known and long-established Italian shipowner, has taken delivery of the San Fruttuoso, a new Moss 424 anchor handler built by Havyard Leirvik in Norway.

    At 74.2m overall, with a length between perpendiculars of 64.29m, depth of 8.0m, and design draft of 5.50m, San Fruttuoso has a bollard pull of approximately 180 tonnes and maximum deadweight at design draft of 3,000 tonnes. The aft deck has a free areaof some 560m2.

    The ship's anchor-handling and towing gear includes a pair of tugger winches, each of 15 tonnes capacity; a single rope reel sufficient for 1,500m of 76mm-diameter rope with a pull of 7.5 tonnes; a secondary winch with 65-tonnes pull with capacity for 4,600mm of 76mm rope; two declutchable anchor-handling/towing drums, with capacity for 1,880m of 77mm wire; and a declutchable anchor-handling drum with spooling device fitted, with capacity for 5,490m of 77mm-diameter wire.

    Driven by a quartet of MaK 6M32C main engines, each rated at 2,880kW (and thus providing a total installed power of 11,520kW), San Fruttuoso has two tunnel thrusters plus an azimuthing thruster forward and a single tunnel thruster aft.

    Currently uncommitted, San Fruttuoso was due to enter the spot market in the North Sea in March, but is likely to end up on a long-term charter in West Africa, or in Brazil.

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