A new offshore emergency response vessel has left a Turkish shipyard
Al Zour is on its way from Uzmar’s Shipyards, after leaving the Istanbul area on 14 July, to Kuwait where it will be employed for search and rescue, oil spill containment and emergency towage.
Uzmar built Al Zour for Kuwait Oil Co (KOC) to a Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) design and Lloyd’s Register class rules.
On 20 July, this 1,803-gt vessel left Port Said, Egypt on its way to Kuwait, according to automatic identification system data.
Al Zour is the biggest vessel completed by Uzmar and comes from RAL’s RAmpage 6000 design. It has an overall length of 60 m and a beam of 14 m and is equipped to conduct search, recovery and pollution control. Its secondary duties will include offshore fire-fighting, logistics supply duties, surveillance, towing and general offshore support services.
Al Zour has two Yanmar main diesel engines each developing 1,620 kW of power giving this vessel a maximum speed of 13 knots, a cruising speed of 8 knots and a bollard pull of 30 tonnes.
In June, Uzmar launched azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug Hermes, the first of three ASD escort tugs it is building for Smit Lamnalco’s operations in east Africa.
These 42-m tugs are being built to RAL’s RAstar 4200 design and Bureau Veritas class to support gas carriers at an LNG terminal under construction in Mozambique.
Hermes will be an ice I class tug with mechanical-hybrid propulsion. It was built to a Robert Allan RAmparts 3000 design, with delivery expected in Q3 2021.
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