First Alp newbuild namedVessel & ROV News // May 20, 2016
ALP Striker was named on 13 May 2016. The vessel is the first of four ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels for ALP Maritime Services, each with a bollard pull of 300 tonnes.
The vessels of the SX157 design, the ALP Future class. They have a service speed of 13 knots and maximum speed of 19 knots. With a fuel capacity of more than 3,500m3, they can tow at full power for 45 days, sufficient for non-stop Trans-Atlantic/Indian, Pacific Ocean towing operations without fuel calls. The vessels are being constructed by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Japan.