Sunday, March 7, 2010

Costante Neri

Costante Neri tug, LivornoWhen I took these pictures it was raining and I had no idea to see anything interesting inside the “Porto Mediceo”. But there it was, the huge “Costante Neri”, ready to carry some press people to the “Castoro 7”, then just arrived in our waters. The trip was canceled for the bad weather, bad for the passengers, not for the tug or her crew.Costante Neri tug, LivornoThe “Costante Neri”, with her twin “Corrado Neri”, is one of the newest tugs operating in the port of Livorno and both are certified for unrestricted navigation in international waters.The tug, 35 meter length and with a beam of 14, was built in 2009 by the Astilleros Gondán (Gondán Shipyard) in Castropol, Spain.

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External links: Neri Group - Costante Neri (pdf)

17 comments:

Ilse said...

Wow! You sure do know a lot about boats. Anyhow, this one looks like a rather hail fellow. Are all boats women? Or can some be male?

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Great photos as is your knowledge - perhaps you were a sea captain in a former life!
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'd like to go for a ride in that myself--nice photos.

Jacob said...

Never thought I'd say a tugboat was beautiful, but this one is! Big, too.

The weather doesn't look that bad...were they afraid the passengers would get sick?

Dina said...

Wow, from your photos and the links, I am very impressed. This tug has everything. It can even go in international waters.
The last drawing adds a lot too.
I like seeing the RESCUE ZONE on the side.

cieldequimper said...

Not quite as big as the Abeille-Bourbon but very impressive, I have to admit. Being a fan of tugs, this is a very nice example.

Hilda said...

"Industrial" is the only word that comes to mind. I know next to nothing about boats but it sure looks impressive, the way a body-builder and weight-lifter is.

Leif Hagen said...

A handsome tugboat and your even included a mechanical drawing of it! Great!

tapirgal said...

It looks pretty high tech. That's an interesting question above. I thought all boats were called "she," but what if "she" had a man's name?

VP said...

@ tapirgal - Most of the US Navy carriers are named after Presidents and still they are considered 'females'.

JM said...

You made me laugh with the last comment! :-) Very interesting ship and I also enjoyed the drawing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks to be a hell of a powerful tug!
God bless you!
Cezar

Stine in Ontario said...

Living where you do, you are sure to find photos the rest of us will find interesting and/or entertaining. And your ocean photos are great fascinating to me because I live so far inland from any oceans, although the Great Lakes are ALMOST like freshwater seas.

Kaori said...

I like the names of the tugboat! Great photos! The drawing is very interesting to look at too ;D

Andreea said...

I'm always impressed when I see boats like this one, they look to me like great works of engineering.

Wolynski said...

Ah, the mighty tugboat - so ugly, but so useful, a workhorse of the port.

Small City Scenes said...

Tug boats have always been very interesting but a far cry from the older ones. Toot Toot!! MB