Despite their small size, tugs have very powerful engines due to the effort they have to sustain and a very robust structure that allows them to face even prohibitive sea conditions. The tug is one of the most important and widespread boats for naval operations.

The fixed extinguishing systems on board are designed to meet the needs of fire safety according to the various types of rooms of the boat (accommodations, engine room, etc.) and the possible fire scenarios in accordance with the specific regulations established for each type of ship and its intended use (type of cargo and navigation).

In fact, fire protection on board is carried out using detection, extinguishing and structural containment systems as well as non-combustible materials. Among the customers who have chosen our services there is Rimorchiatori Riuniti Spa, a world leader in the sector with its own 120 units.


Sitemar offers its professional services reaching naval units wherever they are in the world operating in compliance with national safety provisions (flag) and the recommendations of SOLAS and IMO. We are approved as a Service Supplier by all the main international Classification Bodies such as RINA, DNV-GL, ABS, BUREAU VERITAS, LLOYD REGISTER) which periodically audit us for the renewal of certifications.

Below is the list of our services for tugs:

  • • supply and installation of Co2, Powder, Water, Foam, FM200, NOVEC1230 fire extinguishers.
  • • supply and installation of fire extinguishing systems of various types such as Co2, Powder, Foam, FM200, NOVEC1230, Water Mist, Sprinkler, Smoke Detection, etc.
  • • supply of breathing apparatus, E.E.B.D., Oxygen and multigas meters.
  • • periodic maintenance and possible repair of any fire-fighting system and apparatus: Co2, Powder, Water, Foam, FM200, NOVEC1230, Water Mist, Smoke Detection, self-contained breathing apparatus, E.E.B.D., Oxygen and multigas meters).
  • • complete control of the operation of fire extinguishing systems, lines-blowing, control of levels, verification of the efficiency of each automatism.
  • • maintenance, refilling, overhaul and testing of fire extinguishers, air cylinders, CO2, nitrogen and mixtures carried out on site in the presence of an officer from the various Classification Societies.
  • • revision of hydraulic accumulators.
  • • ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of the self-contained breathing apparatus, EEBD, screw thread connection masks.
  • • foaming function analysis.
  • • air quality analysis of the on-board compressors.
  • • verification of operation and reconditioning of the oxygen and 4x 5x multigas meters.
  • • testing and verification of therapeutic oxygen cylinders.
  • • certification of the works carried out.