M/V SPLIT-BARGE “GIUSEPPE CUCCO”
The motor-vessel named “Giuseppe Cucco” is a spilt-barge featuring two Shottel engines, one back and one ahead. This enable the ship a high navigability also inside limited expanses of water.
Inside the hopper centre line there is an hydraulic excavator Hitachi EX1100. At the time it was purchased, it was the biggest hydraulic excavator of Hitachi brand imported in Italy from Japan.
The speed at which it can discharge the material stowed in the hopper is what sets it apart from standard barges; in fact, the vessel begins splitting before unloading the material stowed in the hopper directly in the permitted area.