One would be
forgiven for thinking that Augustea was just a
misspelling of Augusta, but this is not the
case, although according the the company history
Augustea participated in the development of the
port of Augusta in Sicilly.
founded in 1955 by Salvatore Cafiero, and over
the years the company has developed and now is
divided into three groups, deep sea vessels,
tugs and barges. We are concerned with those
tugs which are capable of carrying out
anchor-handling and towing activities, so of the
towing fleet only those with open sterns are
featured here, and I have chosen somewhat
arbitrarily to limit the inclusions to those of
40 metres or more in length.
There had been
no changes to the fleet and no newbuildings
under way at the 2014 review.