Qatar Navigation, through its wholly owned subsidiary Halul Offshore Services Company (HOSC), is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of its newest vessel.

Khalifa Mohamed Al-Hitmi, Chief Executive Officer of Halul Offshore Services Company, announced yesterday that the company will launch its newest addition to the fleet, Halul 60. The company took delivery of this vessel on 26th April 2011.

The vessel is an Anchor Handling Supply Vessel with Dynamic Positioning and equipped with a state of the art Oil Recovery System. The vessel was contracted to Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, for a period of 3 years starting in July 2011.

This vessel was built in Malaysia by Sealink Engineering Shipyard. It was designed and built using the latest specifications that correspond to the latest requirements of the various oil companies. With the delivery of Halul 60, the number of vessels owned and operated by the company reached 33 vessels operating in various capacities and specialties such as construction and maintenance, anchor handling, diving vessels and safety standby to mention just a few.

On the other hand, HOSC was awarded the contract to operate 3 vessels for Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. The contract is for a period of 3 years with a renewal option for two additional years totaling 5 years. It will utilize the vessels Halul 60 and Halul 61, which is being built in Malaysia and expected to be delivered in September 2011, as well as an additional third chartered vessel.

With this contract, the total number of HOSC vessels operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Aramco) will reach 5.