Three More Workboats for Jordan
Sanmar Shipyards delivered three more vessels to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) for the Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan. The overall contract comprises four 80-tonne bollard pull specially modified Terminal RAstar 2800 ASD tugs, two conventional twin screw Rascal 1500 line-handling tugs, all designed by Robert Allan Ltd of Canada, and a pilot boat designed by Camarc Ltd in the UK. This latest delivery comprises the second RAstar, Petra 3, a RAscal 1500 line-handling tug, Aldaem,and a 16.7m Pilot boat called Al Sanad. The first RAstar of the contract, Hashim 3 has been operating at the Port since late May.
Petra 3 and her sisters are all suitable for use in a Zone 2 LNG environment and are equipped with a gas detection system and a ventilation gastight damper control system to isolate the ship from gas leakage throughout the vessel.
Al Sanad is a 16.7m, 20 knot twin-screw pilot boat designed by Camarc Limited, a specialist in the genre. Powered by two 500kW Caterpillar C18 diesels, the vessel has suspension seating for the helmsman and five others plus settee seating for three, on main deck. There are berths for four, galley, mess area and sanitary space on the lower deck.
(As published in the August 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)