Bahrain-based ASRY, one of the leading ship and rig repair yards in the Arabian Gulf, has launched a new landing craft, which is being constructed for the Bahrain Coast Guard (BCG). This milestone confirms that the project, which got underway last September, is proceeding to schedule.
“Our close cooperation with the Bahrain Coast Guard has enabled us to stay on track for this landmark project for the Bahrain maritime sector,” confirmed senior manager, New Construction & Engineering division, Sauvir Sarkar, who is overseeing the project. “As we launch the vessel, we can celebrate the Kingdom’s progress in being able to provide a state-of-the-art marine product that is made in Bahrain. Hopefully this will be a starting point for more homegrown construction projects.” Mr. Sarkar confirmed that now the launch was complete, installation and commissioning of machinery will proceed, so that trials can be commenced and the craft delivered.
The landing craft marks ASRY’s first newbuild contract since launching the New Construction & Engineering division, which is tasked with growing the new construction programme at the yard. It will be approximately 34.5m in overall length, with two 500 Kw engines, having a top speed of 10 knots and cargo deck capacity of 40 tonnes.