UAE: Grandweld Shipyard Delivers 21M Discovery Class Vessel Fujairah Pilot I

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Grandweld Shipyards has announced the successful delivery of “Fujairah Pilot I” to Ports of Fujairah. The vessel was part of contract to design, build and deliver two sister pilot boats. The 21M “Discovery Class” design has already built a solid reputation for providing highly efficient pilot services. The advanced double chine hull design and all round fenders ensures quick and safe pilot transfer in all weather conditions.

The vessel is equipped with 2x caterpillar C32 engines and twin Hamilton waterjets. The additional features resulted in increase in vessel weight whereby a strict weight control procedure was successfully implemented to monitor and maintain the vessel displacement within the design limits.

The 21M pilot boats design is based on a series of similar boats delivered by Grandweld Shipyards to ADNOC during 2006. The sister vessel, “Fujairah Pilot II”, is expected to be delivered on September 10, 2011.

21.3 Main Particulars

Length Overall 21.3m

Breadth 5.6m

Depth 2.89m

Draft 1.15m

Hull Aluminum

Speed 29 Knots

Crew Accommodation 8 persons

Grandweld Shipyards is a leading company specializing in ship building, ship repair and conversion of offshore vessels. With a world class infrastructure and production facility at Al Jadaf and Dubai Maritime City, Grandweld Shipyards has established first-class reputation for high quality building standards, on-time delivery and round the clock operation. Grandweld Shipyards has built a diverse portfolio of offshore vessels of both steel and Aluminium construction, including ASD tugs, Dive Maintenance Support vessels, Multi Purpose Supply vessels, Platform Supply vessels, Fast Intervention Supply vessels (FISV), Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels, Crew Boats, Pilot Boats and Security/Patrol Boats.


Source: Grandweld Shipyards , August 25, 2011.


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