Milaha Receives New ASD Tug from NDSQ

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Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) announced the deliveryt of the 32m-long, 80 ton bollard pull-rate ASD tug Semesma, the eleventh of nineteen vessels ordered by Milaha from NDSQ.  The vessel will be used for escorting vessels visiting the Port of Mesaieed.

NDSQ is building these tugs at its facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan and prior to the delivery of Semesma, NDSQ had delivered the following:

  • Three 28m-long Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugs, each with a 55-ton bollard pull
  • One service boat capable of speeds up to 20 knots
  • Six 10-ton mooring / tug boats

NDSQ is a joint venture between Qatari LNG shipowner Nakilat and Dutch shipbuilder Damen and is based at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in the Port of Ras Laffan, the State of Qatar. NDSQ began operations in 2010 and builds ships in steel, aluminum and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), up to 170m in length.

Nakilat’s LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising 58 LNG vessels. Nakilat also manages and operates four LPG carriers.