||Pakistan,Turkey : PAKISTAN: KSEW launched a 17,000-tonne heavy Warship fleet tanker with STM, TURKEY
||Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) of Pakistan on Friday has accomplished the rolling out of a new heavy Warship fleet tanker of 17,000-tonne at its facility in the countrys port city of Karachi in the presence of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The newly launched vessel is being built by the company in partnership with Savunma Teknologiler Muhendisilik (STM) of Turkey.
The fleet tanker, with overall length and width of respectively 158.4 m and 22 m, has a scantling displacement of more than 17,000 tonnes.
The platform receives energy from a pair of diesel engines that forces two changeable pitch propellers, with capability of attaining a maximum speed of 20 kt.
KSEW has refrained from divulging any details on the cargo facility of the vessel, but the companys website has a picture that displays two replenishment-at-sea (RAS) masts, one on the port and another on starboard sides. The Navy Warship fleet tanker has a helicopter deck as well to facilitate refill operations vertically.
KSEW has revealed that the steel for the vessel was cut for the first time on November 27, 2013, while its keel was placed on March 7, 2014.
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