Nakilat received two 16-metre mooring boats built by shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar for towage operator Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller.
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 SvitzerWijsmuller.
The vessels will work on a long term charter to Qatar Petroleum and will be part of the growing fleet of Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller vessels in the Port of Ras Laffan.
Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller 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.
Press Release, August 19, 2014; Image: Nakilat