Asia Pacific Launches Supply Vessel For National Marine

Asia Pacific Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Promet Private Limited, recently launched its fourth supply vessel, NMS 211.— making it the 16th vessel to be built by the Promet Group for National Marine Services, Abu Dhabi.

Measuring 176 by 38 by 14 feet, the $3.5- million (US) vessel is fitted with fire and pollution-control equipment which are suitable for the climatic conditions in the Middle East. Though the vessel is designed for a service speed of 12 knots, it is capable of 14 knots powered by Cat D399 engines.

The primary function of NMS 211 is to service the drilling rigs by carrying bulk cargoes such as cement, drilling mud, fuel, water, passengers, from the mainland to the rigs. It can transport 22 offshore crew and will be used in conjunction with offshore exploration in the Arabian waters.

The vessel is constructed to ABS classification and is expected to be delivered this month.

Other projects underway at Asia Pacific Shipyard include two sisterships of NMA 211, two rock carriers, and two anchorhandling tug supply vessels of 5,000 and 8,500 hp respectively.

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