The 60m RAmpage 6000-ZM type tug, Koc Al Zour, built by Turkey’s Uzmar Shipyard, and designed by Robert Allan Ltd, has been delivered to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The double azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug is described as “the most capable multipurpose oil spill recovery and offshore support vessel KOC has ever invested in.” Classed by LR, the new tug has a bollard pull, ahead, rating of 48.15 tonnes and a free running speed of 13.29 knots.
The vessel is outfitted and equipped to undertake a wide range of operations such as oil spill response, containment and recovery, area surveillance, offshore fire fighting, logistics supply duties, towing services, offshore services and rescue operations and related duties in the area around Kuwait and nearby international waters.
Koc Al Zour has dynamic positioning (DP) capability and is also equipped with an efficient oil recovery, storage, and transfer system for moving recovered oil to barges and/or shoreside facilities. When not employed on oil recovery duties, the vessel is suitable for offshore support, with the vessel’s hull shape and the optimised location of the anti-roll tanks ensuring that the best possible sea-keeping behaviour is always achieved while on stand-by at sea for long periods of time.