First Two Mooring Boats Launched for Port of Ras Laffan

By Eric Haun
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Photo courtesy of Nakilat Damen Shipyards

Nakilat has celebrated the delivery of two 16-meter mooring boats built by shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar for towage operator Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller. The built-in-Qatar vessels will be operated at the Port of Ras Laffan.

The two Stan Tug 1606 mooring boats, named Ras Al Allaj Qatar and Al Esaiwed, are the first of a seven-vessel order that Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar is currently working on for Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller.

The vessels will work on a long-term charter to Qatar Petroleum and will be part of the growing fleet of Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller vessels in the Port of Ras Laffan.

Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller already operates a fleet of 25 vessels at Ras Laffan and a further five vessels at Halul Island, performing about 12,500 tug jobs per year in the Port of Ras Laffan.

  • Photo courtesy of Nakilat Damen Shipyards

    Photo courtesy of Nakilat Damen Shipyards

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