The refitting process of the Arcelor Mittal Maritime′s tugboat is almost over
The sea trials are planned in the next few days
The blessing ceremony of the tugboat “Ursa Major” was held today by Monsignor Molinari, during the typical installation of the Holy Mary on the bow of the boat.
Ursa Major, owned by the company Arcelor Mittal Maritime, arrived at San Giorgio del Porto’s shipyards the summer of last year, following a fire that damaged different parts of the ship, including the engine rooms, the lodgings and the navigation bridge, while the boat was sailing in the waters close to Gioia Tauro (Calabria).
The refitting process, managed by San Giorgio del Porto, lasted almost 18 months and involved 50 people among technicians, workers and engineers. Since Summer 2017, several operations have been completed:
The tugboat is now ready for the sea trials that will take place in the next few days, while the delivery is expected by the end of the year.