After delivery to Singaporean owner, Briggs Singapore Pte. Ltd., the 1700 hp tug Forth Hunter will be be put to work in Ukraine. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA38-M2 engines, each delivering 1350 hp at 1900 RPM (Heavy Duty Rating) to nozzled propellers, the tug underwent bollard test prior to delivery that recorded pulls up to 35-tonnes. The Scott & English Miri division supplied the engines.
Designed by Conan Wu and Associates http://cwa.com.sg the 37 by 11.4-meter tug was launched at the Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Sarawak East Malaysia. www.shinyang.com.my ?The boat is fitted with a 50-tonne dual-drum waterfall type winch from MacGregor Plimsol Winch also of Singapore. The winch has a 150-ton brake holding ability. www.plimsollcorp.com
The boat is equipped with a bow thruster and the after deck has hydraulically operated 100 tonne strong jaws and tow pins. There is also a 20-ton tugger winch and a hydraulic capstan.
Classed by NK the Forth HunteruHu has a Service Notation for Anchor Handling and Unrestricted Navigation. Accommodation is provided for up to12 crewmembers in the raised fo?c?sle-designed tug.