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22 October 2015 WORK BOAT WORLD
22 October 2015 WORK BOAT WORLD
ROSNEFT PLACES A SHIPBUILDING
ORDER WITH THE FESRC
Rosneft and the Far Eastern Shipbuilding
and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) have
signed contracts for the design,
construction and supply of two reinforced
ice-class multi-functional support vessels.
Additional terms of the contract provide for
the option to build two more vessels.
The new 100-metre long vessels can be
operated in harsh conditions and are to be
constructed at Zvezda Shipyard.
“Today we placed a pilot order for
building high-tech vessels with Zvezda
Shipyard. We started implementation of
the task set by the Russian President to
localise the manufacturing of marine
facilities in the Far East,” said Igor Sechin,
Rosneft Chairman of the Management.
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST COAST GUARD
SURVEILLANCE VESSEL OF QUARTET
Zamil has launched the ‘Al-Zour 10’
surveillance/logistics vessel. She is the first in
a series of four under construction for export
to Kuwait. This specialised surveillance and
rescue vessel was built entirely at Zamil’s
offshore Dammam shipyard for the coast
guard public administration - Ministry of
The building of four vessels for export to
Kuwait is a joint Gulf project. The 46-metre
‘Al-Zour 10’ is the first of the series. It was
designed to provide logistical services,
control and support along the Kuwaiti coasts.
The vessel has a length of 46 metres and
high manoeuvring capabilities.
NEW TOWBOAT FROM NEW GENERATION
Joe Gregory , owner of New Generation
Shipbulding of Houma, USA, reports that
his firm’s latest delivery will join the La
Porte, Texas-based Martin Mari ne fleet of
29 inland push boats and 54 inland marine
The latest delivery, one of New
Generation’s popular 22-metre by nine-
metre by three-metre pushboats, is the
‘Rex Dobson’. With an operating draught
of 2.5 metres these towboats have a 9.75-
metre eye level from the wheelhouse. The
w heelhouse has huge windows extending
to the deck level forward and a full walk
around exterior deck extension. The
elevation is gained by having the
wheelhouse sit atop three lower decks.
These contain five crew cabins providing
accommodation for up to seven
crewmembers. A galley, with granite
counter tops, and mess, with large flat-
screen TV, occupy the forward part of the
main deck cabin with the aft part or
“fiddly”, providing storage over the
The main engines are a pair of Cummins
QSK38-M each of which develop 750kW at
1,800rpm. The engines are fitted with twin
disc gears with 6.39:1 reduction-turning
open stainless-steel five-blade Kahlenberge
1.8 -metre by 1.34-metre propellers on
17cm shafts. Each propeller has two
forward mounted flanking rudders with a
single steering rudder behind.
Main deck equipment includes two
40-tonne electric winches mounted
forward. Auxiliary power is pro vided by a
pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9 -litre powered
NEW OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSEL
‘LUNDY SENTINEL’ TO COMMENCE
Sentinel Marine has mobilised their new
offshore supply vessel, the ‘Lundy Sentinel’.
She is the third vessel in a series of four
and features rescue equipment, including a
The 61-metre ‘Lundy Sentinel’ will
commence a long-term charter with an as yet
unammed oil and gas company.
The ‘Al-Zour 10’ surveillance/logistics vessel.
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