She was built by Cantiere Navale Giacolone in Mazara del Vallo in 2007 as Yard Number 117 and is 74m long with a 14.2m beam and 3.50m draught.
Powered by twin Yanmar type 6S21A-SV four stroke diesel engines (883kW each) connected by reduction gear to the respective propeller she has a top speed of 11 Knots, she is also equipped with a 150kW bow thruster.
The vessel has ten epoxy coated cargo tanks, one pair of slop tanks and a recovery tank giving a capacity of 2400m3 including the slop tank (324m3).
She also has three diesel driven generator sets - 2 x 450Kw for power generation, 1 x 150Kw for harbour power generation and a single 100Kw emergency power generator.
She is operated by the D'Alesio Group which was founded in 1930 when Gaetano D'Alesio followed his father who was master of small vessels employed in coral fishing to sea.
Aged 18 Gaetano got his licence as a customs agent and decided to set up his own business. During the Second World War as well as his customs duties he also started building fishing vessels. Shortly after the war in 1947 he commissioned the small tanker Splendour from the Orlando Shipyard in Livorno which was used for fuel shipments to Sardinia.
In the 1950’s while passing through Genoa he noticed the storage tanks of the refineries and the depots outside the harbour and decided to do the same in Livorno. The first tank of his oil terminal was purchased from the American military which he had disassembled and reassembled in the depot, this installation has grown to a storage capacity of 200,000 tons.
From three ships in 1965 the fleet grew to 10 vessels in 1975.
At the beginning of the 1980's the company expanded when D’Alesio became a partner in the management of the Sintermar container terminal, which at the time was the largest private terminal in Livorno. His vessels also started carrying out lighterage to Exxon chartered VLCC's in the Gulf of Texas and he continued to build new vessels.
Gaetano D’Alesio passed away in 1996 at the age of 84.
Todays fleet comprises 11 vessels and the business is still run by the D'Alesio family.
MMSI - 247170100
REG - IT, Livorno
IMO - 9304473
Call Sign - IBUV
Oil Products tanker
Built - Giacalone, Mazara del Vallo, IT
Yard No. - 117
L 74m W 14m
GT - 1845
Year - 2007
Livorno, 31 May 2012