New 1,000-ton floating dock launched for Italian Navy’s La Spezia base

Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Navali Megaride launched a new floating dock for the Italian Navy’s La Spezia naval base at its shipyard in Naples on Saturday.

The 1,000 ton dock was designated as GO60 and will be transferred to the Italian Naval base La Spezia located in the Gulf of La Spezia on the north-western coast of Italy.

The new floating dock is replacing a similar one which was decommissioned earlier, according to Vice Admiral Eduardo Serra, Commander Maritime Command South, who spoke at the launch ceremony.

The floating dock will provide necessary logistic support to a wide range of naval units, both military and civil, which are up to 60 meters long and 13 meters wide and displace no more than 1,000 tons.