Bulk Carrier

Bahrain repair yard in expansion

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 January, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 January, 1994, 12:00am

BAHRAIN repair yard ASRY has expanded its facilities to handle bulk carriers and general cargo vessels, over 1,600 of which trade to the Gulf every year.

Another 1,000 product carriers, gas carriers, roll-on roll-off vessels, vehicle carriers and livestock carriers that also trade to the area can now use ASRY's two floating docks.

These docks are the only ones in the Gulf installed specifically to service the many medium and smaller vessels trading in the area.

Bulk carriers that exceed the size limits for the floating docks can be accommodated in ASRY's large 375-metre-long and 75-m-wide graving dock.

The graving dock was built to serve ultra large crude carriers, very large crude carriers and other large tankers and combination carriers that trade regularly to the Gulf oil terminals.

A good proportion of ASRY's business continues to come from Greek owners, including Bilinder, Mayamar, Tsakos, Springfield Shipping, Kristen Navigation, Transmed, Good Faith and Common Progress.

Scandinavia is the other main area from which owners send vessels to ASRY.

These include Bergesen, AP Moller, Red Bang, Argonaut, East Asiatic, Storli and Frontline.

Owners in the Arabian Gulf have long recognised ASRY's capability and competitive prices and times.