Kvichak Marine gets Oman pilot boat contract


The following is the text of a news release from Kvichak Marine Industries:

(SEATTLE) — Kvichak Marine Industries Inc. has been awarded a contract for the construction of two 19-meter all-weather pilot boats for the Port of Duqm Company SAOC, Sultanate of Oman. Designed by Camarc Design Ltd. UK, their primary function will be as pilot boats and they will also function as search and rescue and oil spill recovery vessels. 

These all-aluminum vessels will be powered by twin Cummins QSK-19 marine diesel engines rated for 800 hp at 2,100 rpm each and twin ZF 2000A transmissions driving NiBrAl five-bladed fixed propellers providing an operating speed of 20 knots. The pilot boats will perform safely in all types of weather including the high winds and stormy seas experienced in southern Oman during Hareef (typhoon) season. 

The Port of Duqm is undergoing a major multiphase expansion project creating the new port and dry-dock complex located on the southeastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Oman. Kvichak Marine is excited to be part of the new port growth and expansion.

Projected delivery is spring 2016.

Additional vessel features include:

Length, overall: 62.3 feet (19 m)

Beam, overall: 19.7 feet (6.0 m)

Draft, operating: ~3.0 feet (0.91 m)

Fuel capacity: 1,050 gallons (3,975 l)

Freshwater capacity: 66 gallons (250 l)

Onan 50 kW genset

Palfinger PK11001MC deck crane

Popsure fender system

Lamor MSRm1411 manual boom reel

Lamor Minimax 60 oil skimming system

Lamor GTA 70 transfer pump

Lamor LPP 38 hydraulic power unit

Furuno navigation package

Seating: Two crew, eight pilots

By Professional Mariner Staff