29 Jun 2021

ADNOC Logistics and Services acquires six line boats as company boosts in-country value of operations

In focus: ✔Newbuilding ✔Line boats ✔Damen Stan Tug 1606 ✔ Damen Shipyard Sharjah


ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), announced the acquisition of six Line Boats that will be used to provide critical marine services across petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi. All boats were procured from Sharjah-based Albwardy Damen, as part of ADNOC Group’s commitment to boost in-country value across its operations.

The vessels acquired by ADNOC L&S are all Damen Stan Tug 1606 type, Damen’s flagship compact tug from the Damen Stan Tug series. Line boats are multipurpose boats used by ADNOC L&S’ Logistics and Marine Services for pushing and towing operations, hose line handling and berthing duties.

The steel hulled, twin screw vessels are powered by two Caterpillar C18 engines providing 1216 bhp horse power with nearly 16 tonnes bollard pull. Nearly a hundred Damen Stan Tug 1606 type vessels are currently in operation by leading martime logisitics companies worldwide.

Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC L&S, said: “The acquisition of these state-of-the-art Line Boats from Albwardy Damen is in keeping with our strategy of enriching the ADNOC L&S fleet for highly specialized marine services, including comprehensive port operations for customers in the UAE and worldwide. Additionally, we are committed to boost the in-country value of our operations by contributing to the development of high-end shipbuilding and repair capabilities within the UAE. The country is emerging as a global hub for maritime and shipping operations, and we will continue harnessing the environment for shipping and affiliated sectors through such targeted capital expenditure.”