Zamil 60 - The Second of Four AHTs/Safety Vessels Delivered by Cheoy Lee

Oct 22, 2009

Zamil Offshore Services Company (ZOSCO) signed a contract for the construction of four anchor handling/tug/supply/safety sister vessels with Hong Kong’s Cheoy Lee Shipyards on December 25, 2006.

ZOSCO received the first vessel ‘Zamil 59’ on April 7, 2009 and the second vessel, ‘Zamil 60’ on July 14, 2009. The third vessel was launched on August 20, 2009 with expected delivery in October 2009.Delivery of the fourth vessel, ‘Zamil 62’, is scheduled for February 2010.

Built under survey to the American Bureau of Shipping and to be home-ported in Bahrain, the vessel is to be operated by Saudi Aramco on long-term charter from Zamil Offshore Services.

Designed by Singapore’s Conan Wu the vessel has an overall length of 58 metres and a waterline length of 56.5 metres with a moulded beam of 13.8 metres, a draught of 4.75 metres and a moulded depth of 5.5 metres.

The vessel has gross tonnage calculated at 1,330GRT, net tonnage of 399NRT and a deadweight of 1,200DWT.

The vessel is powered by twin Niigata 6L28HX diesel engines, each delivering 1,838kW at 750rpm, driving twin Niigata ZP-41CP, 2,600mm diameter propellers in nozzles.

Auxiliary power is supplied by triple Caterpillar 3408C engines coupled to alternators, each delivering 320kW, 450V/60Hz. A single 12-tonne Schottel bow thruster enhances vessel manoeuvrability.

‘Zamil 60’ has a maximum speed of 13 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots, a bollard pull of 70 tonnes and a range 4,500 nautical miles at cruising speed.

Zamil Offshore Services Company is also considering building the fifth sister vessel, upgraded to DPS-1.

Zamil Offshore also has four Rolls-Royce UT 733-2 AHTS sister-vessels on order, to be named ‘Zamil 55’, ‘Zamil 56’, ‘Zamil 57’ and ‘Zamil 58’.







For further information contact: Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong, China. PH: +852 2307 6333, FX: +852 2307 5577,
Email: info@cheoylee.com, Web: www.cheoyleena.com
Zamil Offshore Services, Saudi Arabia. PH: +966 3882 2494,  FX: +966 3882 2032, Email: haa@zamiloffshore.com,
Web: www.zamiloffshore.com









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