Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate Milaha announced the deployment of its liftboat, Milaha Explorer, off the coast of West Africa, part of a long-term charter with a major international oil company.

Milaha Explorer is the largest of its kind owned by a Qatari company. It has a large deck area, a variable load capacity, and the ability to accommodate 300 persons on board.

Speaking on the deployment of the vessel, Milaha President and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al Mannai said they have been significantly ramping up their operations over the past few months.

I am pleased to announce further growth in our geographic footprint and operational portfolio with this long-term deployment, which marks our entry into Africa. Milaha Explorer is a new and modern vessel, and we wish its captain and crew safe and successful operations.’

Milaha took delivery of Milaha Explorer in 2016, and is part of the group’s marine offshore fleet, comprised of over 47 anchor handling towing vessels, platform support vessels, dive and construction support vessels, and other vessel types supporting the offshore oil and gas industry. Milaha’s  fleet consists of more than 90 vessels, which also include oil tankers, LNG carriers, and container vessels.

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