Marraffa's 400 ton crane for the decommissioning of the Vittorio Veneto cruiser
The Vittorio Veneto ship has been decommissioned since 29 June 2006. The Vittorio Veneto (C550) missile launcher and helicopter carrier cruiser, for many years the flagship of the Navy's fleet, has definitively left the Mar Piccolo naval base in Taranto.
The ship will reach Aliaga, Turkey, where it will be dismantled. It was the first ship to be deployed on international missions and its departure from Taranto, as well as its return, were always greeted by the crowds thronging the railings of the navigable canal and the seafront.
Marraffa took part in the operations, providing means and personnel. In particular, the request to hire a 400-ton crane used in support activities for the decommissioning was handled.
The missile-launching cruiser came on the scene in 1969 and was built in the Castellammare di Stabia shipyards, with a flight deck 18.50 metres wide and 48 metres long. In the summer of 1979, the Vittorio Veneto, with other Navy units, formed the eighth naval group that brought relief to boat people in Thailand and the South China Sea.
The continuous upgrading and renewal of the fleet allows Marraffa to solve and overcome any problem of transport and auxiliary operations. Handling and lifting of any kind, with crane and mobile crane hire available throughout Italy and Europe.
- Self-propelled cranes of 20, 35, 45, 55, 60, 80, 100 tons;
- 200, 220, 300-ton cranes;
- 400-ton cranes;
- 500-ton cranes;
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- Crawler cranes, for lifting with vehicles equipped with tracks, useful for transport on rough terrain.
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