ClassNK Registered Al Kout Delivered to KOTC

Classification Societies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards — By on October 31, 2014 at 6:28 PM

2301a40f-c094-4ec8-b125-98f298a0b601 - CopyKuwait – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it has completed work on the 165, 178GT VLCC Al Kout, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) as part of a series of vessels constructed for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K. (KOTC). The AlKout was officially delivered to KOTC at a ceremony held at KOTC Head Office in Kuwait on 30 October 2014.

The Al Kout is the final vessel of the four VLCCs and one Aframax Tankerconstructed by DSME as part of this project under ClassNK Rules and Regulations and in line with KOTC’s strict standards on safety and environmental performance.The VLCC series is also the first in the ClassNK registry to comply with the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) requirements for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers.

Speaking on the occasion, representatives from KOTC stated that the company wasproud to welcome the Al Kout to its fleet, and they will continue to work with
ClassNK to ensure the safe operation of this vessel and the others constructed as part of this project.

Representing ClassNK, Mr. K. Murata, Regional Manager of Middle East and Mr. S.F. Gilani, General Manager of Kuwait Office were in attendance at the ceremony
where they expressed their congratulations on behalf of ClassNK for the successful delivery.

Following the delivery, ClassNK will continue to provide classification services forthe Al Kout and the other vessels in the series.

“Jo”

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