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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:AKRAGASAdded:Mar 12, 2018
Captured:July 01, 2017IMO:5007340Hits:809
Location:Monfalcone, Italy
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
Description:
I don't have much hope for this one, but still, who knows...

Looks like an old tug that was supposed to be rebuilt as some sort of a leisure boat, seen here at Marina Julia near Monfalcone. Doesn't look like a totally abandoned ship, the line forward looks to be new, and the place itself charges for berths. So, anybody?

Edit: even with a little hope, it's possible to get the results!

Thanks to Michael Wirth, this tug has been identified as 1959-built "Akragas".

It's listed as "Decommissioned or lost", so I'm puting her in the appropriate category.
Vessel Identification
Name:Akragas
IMO:5007340
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:212 tons
Summer DWT:146 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1959
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (7)

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lappino on Mar 14, 2018 04:36 (7 months ago)
Thanks all for your comment. David, I've asked the "regular suspects" at the marina when I took this photo, and they've said that the only thing they knew was that she's been around the marina "since forever"...

Cheers

Vlad
Emmanuel.L on Mar 13, 2018 19:31 (7 months ago)
And may I add Captain Ted re the shipspotting site.....making friends worldwide.
regards and thanks
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
davidships on Mar 13, 2018 15:48 (7 months ago)
The conversion steelwork looks recent. Probably not back in the water long. She seems to be onshore here:
https://tinyurl.com/ycjbh94f

"Akragas" - the Greek name for the Italian city of Agrigento
Captain Ted on Mar 13, 2018 14:35 (7 months ago)
@Lappino, Great shot and infos on her,,that,s shipspotting all about on the end ,,finding and identifying such "gems"
lappino on Mar 13, 2018 08:33 (7 months ago)
Thanks a lot, Michael! Another proof of the power of shipspotting.com! :)

As for some more info, have you seen this site?

http://forum-naval.forumactif.com/t4162-remorqueur-akragas

(Or maybe it's even your model featured there...)

Cheers

Vlad
Michael Wirth on Mar 13, 2018 08:07 (7 months ago)
Some time ago my search for a tug named 'Akragas' brought up this:

IMO number: 5007340
Name of the ship: AKRAGAS
Type of ship: TUG
Gross tonnage: 213 tons
Year of build: 1959
Builder: FINCANTIERI PALERMO - PALERMO, ITALY
Last known flag: ITALY

But I never found a photo to verify this ... and I am not sure that the name is correct.

I am pretty sure the company is correct and therefor would expect another name (something like '... Noli').

So maybe these bits of information may help someone ...


Best regards,

Michael.
Michael Wirth on Mar 13, 2018 06:29 (7 months ago)
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this picture ...

Years ago I built a scale model of exactly this tug and since then I am searching for pictures of the prototype.

Here's what I know: the plan I have shows this tug in the colors of Carmelo Noli, a genovese company which still exists today. The name is given as 'Akragas' - which of course is unusual for a genovese ship.

Year of built is around 1960 - I can check the precise year.

Here is a picture of a tug with her original funnel mark:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2813176

Any more information very much appreciated!


Best regards,

Michael.
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