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    First Alp newbuild named

    Vessel & 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.

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