UT514L design delivered to AugusteaVessel & ROV News // June 30, 2006
Rolls-Royce UT-Design has provided Offshore Shipping Online with details of the newbuild Carlo Magno, which has recently entered service off the coast of West Africa, having been built by Rosetti Marino Spa for Augustea Imprese Maritime.
Augustea required a powerful vessel for open ocean barge towing, but wanted a vessel that was also capable of other duties, such as offshore field assistance and salvage.
In response, UT-Design developed the UT514L type, which gives Carlo Magno a bollard pull of 130 tonnes.
Carlo Magno is a 55.4m long, twin screw vessel with two main engines, each rated at 4,000kW, which turn CP propellers in nozzles, high lift rudders and twin 350kW tunnel bow thrusters.
Towing can be carried out either from a tow hook or from the Rauma Brattvaag two drum waterfall winch.
In addition to towing, salvage/fire-fighting and anchor handling work, Carlo Magno is equipped for general offshore services, such as transporting people, pipes and equipment.
For this purpose, comfortable quarters are provided for a total of 24 crew and passengers.