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58m Anchor Handling Tug / Supply Vessel delivery

Dec 3, 2009

Zamil 61, the fifth 58m (190’) Anchor Handling Tug / Supply Vessel delivery this year, and the third of a four vessel order for this Middle Eastern operator. The final vessel in the series is due for delivery shortly. Zamil 61 is of all steel construction, and built to ABS class with the notation ABS+A1(E) + AMS FIFI 1 Towing and Anchor Handling Services. The rugged 2,600 tonne Bahrainian registered vessel is designed and built for unrestricted service, in all weather and conditions.

Zamil 61 is powered by twin Niigata 6L28HX engines each delivering 2,500hp, driving Niigata azimuthing thrusters. These thrusters, offering full thrust in any required direction, combine with the 12tonne Schottel bow thruster to deliver excellent maneuverability and station keeping abilities. Maximum speed is 13knots in the lightship condition, with a cruising speed of 12knots fully loaded. Range at cruising speed is in excess of 4,500nm on the vessels 400 tonne fuel load. The three Caterpillar 320kW generators support the ships loads, while a 72kW back-up set also serves as a harbour generator.

Deck winches are from MacGreggor Plimsoll, and include a 200tonne towing/anchor handling winch, 10tonne anchor windlass, two 10tonne tugger winches, and two 5tonne capstans. Towing equipment includes 200 tonne towing pins and a 250 tonne Shark Jaw.