Tirrenia Takes Rina High Speed COMFORT

Monday, November 19, 2001
Italian ferry operator Tirrenia has been awarded Rina’s COMFORT class notation for two high speed ferries. The 1,800-passenger 43 knot Scorpio, and the recently built 2,700-passenger 29 knot Bithya, have been recognized by Italian classification society RINA as compliant with COMFORT Class.

The certification has been awarded to the two ships following a comprehensive series of tests carried out during normal operations at sea. Scorpio serves the Civitavecchia to Olbia route and Bithya serves the Genova to Porto Torres route. At the end of the tests, the ships have been found compliant with the noise and vibration limits established by RINA to ensure an outstanding level of passenger comfort.

RINA's criteria for granting the COMFORT Class are based on the most updated international standards issued by the IMO and the ISO, developed by RINA in 1999 for HSC and in 2000 for other passenger ships.

Tirrenia's spokesman says, "It is with great satisfaction that we announce this achievement, particularly for Bithya, a fast ferry for which, due to its high service speed and novel design, meeting RINA's COMFORT Class is a technological challenge. Achieving this demonstrates the attention we give to the quality of our services and to our customers."

Mario Dogliani, head of Innovation, Research & Products of RINA's Ship Division adds, "The Comfort Class is becoming a standard among passenger ship operators. RINA's portfolio already includes five high-speed craft, several pleasure craft, two cruise ships (soon to be five) and now with Bithya, a fast ferry of a new concept, we cover the whole range of passenger ships."

The COMFORT Class adds to the series of specialised class notations recently developed by RINA to certify the most significant characteristics and performance standards of passenger ships.

RINA has particular expertise in the passenger ship sector for both cruiseships and ferries. At present, forty percent of cruise ship newbuildings are built under RINA supervision. The COMFORT class notation was adopted for high-speed vessels in 1999. Three more cruise ships are currently waiting for COMFORT class notation.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ClassNK Holds LNG Fuel Technologies Seminars

ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively. With the industry looking to adopt

USCG Change of Command in Galveston

A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday.

Miller Rejoins TITAN as Salvage Master

Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide,

Ship Sales

SFL Announces Sale of Three Older VLCCs

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) announced that it has agreed to sell the 1999 built VLCCs Front Opalia, Front Comanche and Front Commerce to an unrelated third party.

Suezmax Vessel Delivered to NAT

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) took delivery of its 21st Suezmax vessel, the Nordic Sprinter, built in 2005 at a shipyard in Korea. NAT agreed to purchase

Recent Vessel Sales: June 2014

Vessel sales for June 2014 (as of July 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York. Date Reported – Vessel Name – DWT – Built (Age) – Price in Millions

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1298 sec (8 req/sec)