ALP Striker Hits the Water

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ALP Striker, the first of four ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels built by Japan’s Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair for ALP Maritime Services, was recently launched in Niigata.

ALP Striker Hits the Water

Based on the ULSTEIN SX157 design, ALP Striker is the first vessel of its kind, and a part of the ALP Future Class.

ALP Striker is primarily designed for long-distance towing of large structures, such as oil rigs or FPSOs. The vessel is expected to deliver in the range of 300 t bollard pull.

She measures 88.9m in length and 21m in the beam, and has a deadweight of approximately 4,250 t. With a fuel capacity of 3,500t, the vessel can perform non-stop Trans-Atlantic/Indian, Pacific Ocean towing operations without fuel calls.

ALP Maritime Services, a subsidiary of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P, expects ALP Striker to join its fleet in 2016.

Source: alpmaritime.com