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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.
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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
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
Generators Perkins, 60 kW 12
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