Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bruno Gregoretti

Museum ship Bruno Gregoretti, Andana degli Anelli, port of Livorno
The “Bruno Gregoretti” (CP 312) has been a Coast Guard cutter for almost thirty years. Dismissed in 2008, the boat was recently restored and it is now moored at the Andana degli Anelli, inside the Porto Mediceo, as a museum ship.
Museum ship Bruno Gregoretti, Andana degli Anelli, port of Livorno
She was originally built in Germany as a 23-meter ‘Seenotrettungskreuzer’ (rescue boat), and the refurbished cruiser bears her original and quite unusual livery.

External links: Seenotrettungskreuzer (Wikipedia, in German)
- Gregoretti, il mito torna a splendere (Il Tirreno, in Italian)

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

A very good new use for it, as a museum ship!

Revrunner said...

She's a beauty!

Randy said...

Nice one!

Halcyon said...

She looks in very good condition!

Karl Demetz said...

She looks like new to me, I wonder why she could not be used anymore...
Well, a new museum piece is also a good idea...

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks to be in great condition. I bet if it were Canadian it would still be being used. ;))

Birdman said...

It gives it a different look.

Lowell said...

I think that those of us who do not live by the sea are unaware of all the good work done by the Coast Guard. I'm so glad to see this vessel restored and used as a museum.

Sharon Anck said...

What a beautiful boat. I'd love to see it in person.

RedPat said...

She is a beauty!

cieldequimper said...

Along with tugs, these are my favourites. I was lucky enough to take a ride on a Seenotrettungsboot once. It was fantastic. Are they volunteers in Italy too?

VP said...

ciel - The Coast Guard is part of the Navy, only smaller RIBs are manned by volunteers.

Arianna said...

Interessante! Ciao, Arianna

Marleen said...

A great idea.

Mo said...

Looks space age now so in 2008 even more so

Jack said...

I don't know much about boats, but this one seems particularly colorful and appealing.

Dina said...

Very interesting about this pretty boat.
Seenotrettungskreuzer -- the word might be longer than the boat.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice with the Italian colors.

cieldequimper said...

Thanks VP. Over here, the Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer is like the RNLI in the UK: volunteers only and donations.