December 4 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2012: Dubai- Based Grandweld Shipyards has announced the successful delivery of the new service boat “Nakilat 11” to Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. KOTC Chairman and Managing Director Bader Al-Khashti signed the delivery documents with Grandweld General Manager Jamal Abki in a special ceremony held at KOTC headquarters in Kuwait.
The new 21.3 Aluminum Fast Service Boat is the second of its type to be delivered, following the successful launch of its sister vessel “Nakilat 10” in October 2012. The vessel is powered by twin waterjet installation to ensure high speed and maneuvering capabilities, and is designed to reach a speed in excess of 31 knots at 100%MCR. The design incorporates seating capacity for 20 offshore personnel, and a deck cargo carrying capacity up to 4 Tons. The vessel is also equipped with the latest technology of navigation and communication equipments.
Nakilat 11 will be part of KOTC new service fleet, and will be utilized by KOTC Marine Agency Branch to safely transport passengers and cargo to and from tankers calling Kuwaiti Oil Terminals.