Alnmaritec Sends Twin Vessels to Iraq
One of the Arttawi sisters on trials.
Late last year two unusual vessels from Alnmaritec arrived in Iraq on their way to serve in Basrah. The two sisters, Arttawi I & II are modified Wave Worker class boats designed for oil spill protection duties at a busy oil terminal. The boats are 12m long with a catamaran hull form and carry a hydraulic oil boom deployment reel as well as a range of oil recovery and dispersant equipment and recovered oil storage. The spacious aft deck has a hydraulic knuckle boom crane and the boats are fitted with twin 25KVA generator sets providing a significant on-board power capability.
The air conditioned accommodation provides sleeping accommodation for four crew together with toilet, shower and galley facilities. The raised wheelhouse contains all the principal control equipment and a comprehensive communications and navigation suite including single side band radio and radar; commenting on the new boats Alnmaritec Managing Director Chris Millman said “We are delighted to have supplied these boats into Iraq which opens up a completely new market for us – they may not be the prettiest looking boats but they are certainly unique and pack an awful lot into a relatively small space.“