58m (190') Anchor Handling Tug / Supply Vessel delivery

May 25, 2010


Zamil 62, is and the final delivery in a four vessel order for this Middle Eastern operator. The all steel vessel is built to American Bureau of Shipping (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 sea conditions.

Zamil 62 accommodates 24 crew members. The elevated bridge deck includes six one berth cabins for the captain, chief engineer, and higher ranking crew members. Each is comfortably appointed with an ensuite head, berth, sofa, desk and storage facilities. The remainder of the crew is housed on the forecastle deck, below, in two and four man cabins. A crew mess, dining hall, galley (with walk-in freezer, cold storage and provisions rooms), changing rooms and sick bay are all located on the main deck, immediately ahead on the large working deck.

The working deck aft is over 30m (100') long, with an area of approximately 350 square metres (3,800 sq.ft). Sheathed in wood for protection during anchor handling and towing operations, the underlying steel deck plating is 20mm (3/4") thick. 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.

Zamil 62 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 400tonne fuel load. The three Caterpillar 320kW generators support the ships loads, while a 72kW back-up set also serves as a harbour generator.