RIYADH, Aug 26 (KUNA) — A commissioning ceremony took place on Wednesday at King Abdulaziz Harbor in Dammam, east Saudi Arabia, for the first of four vessels being made by the Saudi Zamil Offshore Services Co. for the Kuwaiti Coast Guard. The ceremony was attended by Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry for Border Security Maj.-Gen. Sheikh Mohammad Youssof Al-Sabah, Director General of the Harbor Na’eem Al-Na’eem and CEO of the Company Eng. Sufyan Zamil Al-Zamil, as well as dozens of officials from both countries.
In his address to the audience, Eng. Al-Zamil spoke highly of the spirit of cooperation among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states which “gives a strong impetus to the development of local and regional industries.” He appreciated the Kuwaiti Coast Guard for trusting his company and favoring it to dozens of ship-builders from around the globe.
“In terms of quality, Zamil Offshore Services Co. maintains an ultimate competitive advantage over many global shipbuilders. When it comes to the level of quality, we adopt a zero tolerance with a view to maintaining the dear trust of clients,” he affirmed.
Eng. Al-Zamil added that the company’s shipyard is committed to meeting the standard specifications and time schedule for delivery of ships.
On his part, Maj.-Gen. Sheikh Mohammad said the selection of Zamil Co. for building four ships followed meticulous calculation and several visits to the company’s shipyard.
“The contract with the company falls in the framework of the GCC integration and commercial cooperation; it is also based on mutual trust among the brothers in the Gulf region,” he pointed out.
Maj.-Gen. Sheikh Mohammad noted that the 46 meter-long Al-Zour 10 vessel will be commissioned into the Kuwait Coast Guard soon after arriving in Kuwait to give, alongside with the three other ones, momentum to the Guard’s surveillance and logistic operations. (end)