Page 12: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (March 2001)

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2001 Maritime Reporter Magazine

Lciia 1 the delivery of the new deepwater assets to replace its aging cutters, aircraft, and communications systems. For FY 2002, the Coast Guard is looking for $350- $500 million to initiate the Deepwater

Project. The T&I Committee has juris- diction to authorize such a Project, but only the Appropriations Committees can provide actual dollars. Where to find this money at a time of tight budgets remains an open question.

Also facing the Coast Guard Subcom- mittee will be what to do with ballast water exchange programs. A few years ago, Congress passed federal legislation requiring all ships entering the Great

Lakes to exchange ballast water and then amended the legislation to establish a nation-wide program modeled after the Great Lakes region. States have also adopted legislation setting their own ballast water standards. This issue has become very controversial and Congress may decide to take further action.

Dyer Ellis <6 Joseph

Washington, D.C.









COMPAHY j w JS j 7 Wk /


With our comprehensive line of Industrial and Marine coatings and Seaguard Marine products, we offer protection for every part of your vessel. And with our coast to coast product availability, along with our national network of service representatives, you can be assured your job gets — done right and on time. So if you'd like the benefits of working with a ^ supplier like this, well, we'd love to have you aboard. Covering

To have a local Sherwin-Williams representative contact you, please call Environments 1-800-524-5979. Or visit us on the web at — ' 1 '

Aluminum Crewboat Built by

Dubai Drydocks

On January 20, 2001, Dubai Dry- docks delivered the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the off- shore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf.

Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval

Architects of Vancouver, the new ves- sel is the first newbuilding in welded aluminium built by Dubai Drydocks, and represents the first in a proposed new line of offshore crewboats to be offered by the shipyard to clients worldwide.

In collaboration with Robert Allan

Ltd., Dubai Drydocks will offer a range of high-performance aluminium crewboats from 82 to 164 ft. (25 to 50 • n i '" n m) in length, with service speeds up to 30 knots. Robert Allan Ltd. provided

Dubai Drydocks with a complete con- tract design package for the boat, based on the end-user's specific operating requirements, In addition, Robert Allan

Ltd. provided with a complete set of production working drawings, includ- ing all parts and plate developments for

NC cutting of all aluminium. Khulood was built to the approval of Lloyd's

Register of Shipping.

The crewboat was designed to offer a good combination of speed, cargo capacity manoeuvrability, and sea- keeping in a boat of modest size. The design features a spacious forward wheelhouse with excellent all-round and overhead visibility, with a large passenger area with comfortable seat- ing for 31 behind. Below decks are

Main Particulars

Length, (o.a.) 90 ft. (27.4 m)

Beam, (molded) 22 ft. (6.7 m)

Depth, (molded) 10 ft. (3.2 m)

Maximum draft 7 ft. (2 m)

Total deadweight 35.8 tons

Passenger capacity 31

Fuel capacity 11,400 liters

Fresh water capacity ... 2,000 liters

Main engines .. .Cummins KTA38-M2

Gearboxes Reintjes WVS 430

Propellers Teignbridge

Generators Perkins, 60 kW 12

Circle 250 on Reader Service Card Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.