The Malaysian firm Ajang Shipping recently took delivery of a versatile maintenance workboat from the Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Sarawak, East Malaysia. The 246 by 65.5 ft Ajang Haidah has a moulded depth of 31.3 ft with a 16.5 ft design draft. Designed by Conan Wu & Associates of Singapore the new vessel is powered by a pair of 16-cylinder Cummins KTA50-M2 main engines each developing 1800 BHP at 1900 RPM. The engines turn fixed pitch four-blade 2100 by 1512 m/m propellers through Reintjes WAF664 gears with ratios of 5.044:1. This gives the vessel a speed of eleven knots.
The vessels main gensets are three Cummins KTA19DM1-powered generators each rated for 360 KW at 50 Hz. The emergency gen set is a Cummins 6CTA8.3DM-powered 150 Kw generator. A 210-HP Cummins 6BT5.9 engine powers the vessels fire pump. An 815 HP Cummins VTA28DM engine generates power for the boats bow thruster.
Deck equipment includes a ten-ton anchor windlass, a five-ton capstan and a four-point mooring winch rated at 40 tons. The vessel is fitted to accommodate a complement of 196 crew and workers The after deck provides 984 sq ft of cargo space and is fitted with a 45-ton crane. Tankage includes 550 metric tonnes of fuel, 1100 MT of water and nine MT of lube oil.
The keel for the Ajang Haidah was laid on August 6, 2007 and she was delivered to her owners on December 11, 2008. The ABS-classed 3360 gross tonne vessel will operate in South East Asian waters and is home ported in Kuching, Malaysia.