Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fratelli Neri

Portacontainer Rio de Janeiro, IMO 9357963, porto di Livorno
We have already seen many of the tugs working in the port of Livorno: today it is the time of the “Fratelli Neri”.
Rimorchiatore Fratelli Neri, IMO 9393125, porto di Livorno
Portacontainer Rio de Janeiro, IMO 9357963, porto di Livorno
The 24-meter “Fratelli Neri” was built in 2007 at the Rosetti Marino shipyard in Ravenna, Italy.
Rimorchiatore Fratelli Neri, IMO 9393125, porto di Livorno
In all these images the tug is assisting the 286-meter container ship “Rio de Janeiro”. Like almost every other tug of the Neri fleet, the “Fratelli Neri” has also fire fighting capabilities.

See also: Calm Waters - Baltimore, København - Maersk Kimi - Rio de Janeiro
External links: Neri Group (Official site)
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15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

As always these are great VP.

William Kendall said...

Very workmanlike boats, those tugs. The scale against the freighter is quite formidable, though the Rio de Janeiro seems less massive than some ships I've seen in your blog.

Randy said...

Another nice one. Big too.

Gunn said...

What a nice and interesting posting.

Dina said...

I am really in awe of these little tugs assisting the giants.

Revrunner said...

Makes sense, I suppose, for these workhorses to do double-duty.

Andy said...

Super ships and super photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing to me that tiny tugs can be so useful to the HUGE freighters. ;)

Karl Demetz said...

I had the same thought as EG CameraGirl...
Great pictures !

Taken For Granted said...

Terrific harbor photos. That tug looks right up to the minute with its bridge that looks both directions. I do enjoy seeing your photos of boats and ships.

Birdman said...

So small in comparison; yet so powerful.

RedPat said...

Such strong little things they are!

cieldequimper said...

You know how I love tugs!

(And now I want to visit Hamburg again...)

Lowell said...

These tug boats are very impressive and I know they are essential to the smooth operation of the shipping industry. Love your photos!

José Mendonça said...

The bottom shot is my favourite.