Keppel Singmarine Delivers Tractor Tug

Monday, August 11, 2003
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd has delivered one of the world’s largest tractor tug to Maju Maritime Pte Ltd on time and within budget. Measuring 34 metres long with bollard pull in excess of 64 tons, Pisces 53 is on a long term charter through Briny Marine Services Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd’s exploration and production activities. Following her naming, Pisces 53 will join her sister vessel Phoenix 52 and an utility tug Pegasus 51, two other Maju Maritime tugs that were delivered in early June 2003, at the Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Lumut, Brunei. These vessels were contracted to Keppel Singmarine in May 2002. Pisces 53 is classified under LRS Maltese Cross as 100 A1 TUG + LMS (Unrestricted Service). The tug was named by Datin Paduka Hayati, wife of Hj Zainal Abidin, Deputy Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd, at a ceremony on 8 August 2003. ISO 9001 accredited, Keppel Singmarine the specialised shipbuilding division of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, is capable of building a wide range of vessels including Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels, multi purpose support vessels and cable ships for a worldwide clientele.

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