The delivery ceremony of the TS-LCG 300 unit took place, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani
With a ceremony held on Monday, february 6th, in the presence of the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani, the Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al Mangoush and the European Commissioner for enlargement and of neighborhood Olivér Varhelyi, Cantiere Navale Vittoria delivered to the Italian Government the unit TS -LCG 300 of type S.A.R. (Search and Rescue).
The unit, twin to those currently supplied to the Italian Coast Guard, is built in light aluminum alloy and is unsinkable and self-righting. Approximately 20 meters long, 6 meters wide, with a draft of 0.95 meters, the boat is capable of reaching a maximum continuous speed at full load of over 35 knots and can accommodate up to 200 people on board.
The design and construction of the vessel took place in the context of a tender, worth 10 million and 450 thousand euros, called by the General Command of the Corps of the Port Authorities in 2016 for the construction of five S.A.R units (+ ten optional) destined for the Italian Coast Guard. In June 2022, as part of the same assignment, the Venetian company signed a transfer agreement with the Coast Guard and the Italian Ministry of the Interior for three of the ten optional units for a value of approximately 8 million euros.
The remaining two units will be delivered during 2023.