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Linden Comansa Aids Italian Fishing Town

MANFREDONIA/ITALY, May 04, 2015 - An Italian fishing company engaged in aquaculture in the Adriatic Sea, is immensely benefiting from a flat top tower crane. Gargano Pesca breeds species like Seabass, Gilthead Seabream and Corvine, Oysters, Mussels and Clams in 40 floating cages near the port.

Manfredonia is a small coastal town in Italy, situated close to the Gargano promontory in the province of Foggia. Much of its economy is based on fishing, and its fishing fleet is one of the largest in the Adriatic Sea. In addition to the fishing port, Manfredonia has also an industrial harbour of almost 3 km in length.

Gargano Pesca needs to tranship 10 tons of food containers to the floating cages every day. In the beginning of 2015, the company decided to acquire Linden Comansa (Model 16LC185) flat-top tower crane, which has a load bearing capacity of 12 tonnes. The breeding period lasts an average of 2 to 2.5 years, during which the tower crane will also contribute to the loading and unloading of all equipment for the operation and maintenance of the nets and the clamping system of the product for sale.

Linden Comansa crane overlooking aquaculture fish breeding

Floating Cages of Gargano Pesca in Manfredonia. | photo: Linden Comansa

Calm waters under the Linden Comansa flat top tower crane

Linden Comansa in Action at the
Manfredonia Coast. | Photo: Linden Comansa

Fit for marine environment

Dino Dorigo, Linden Comansa’s Area Manager in Italy says “The 16LC185 12t is probably the largest tower crane sold and delivered in the transalpine country in the last year.”

Erected at about 5 meters above the sea level at the port over a 4.5-metre-wide base, the crane has 20.2 meters height under hook and a jib-length of 45 metres. Supplied without a cabin to enable the operator greater mobility and visibility of the harbour, the crane has a special protection for marine environment and can be operated with a radio remote control.