The Nigerian firm Fymak Marine & Oil Services has recently taken delivery of a new crewboat designed and built by Horizon Shipbuilding of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama. The M/V Chinyelugo is 170 ft long with a 31 ft beam and 13.5 ft molded depth.
Propulsion on the aluminum vessel is provided by four Cummins KTA-50 M2 engines each delivering 1800 HP at 1800 RPM through Twin Disc MGX 6848 gears with 2.58:1 ratios to Hamilton HM811 water jets. The crewboat has a design speed of 30 knots. The vessel is fitted with a 230 HP Thrustmaster of Texas bow thruster. Cummins Mid-South LLC also provided 110 kW auxiliary engines.
The boat will work with a crew of eight and is capable of carrying 60 passengers and 225 tons of deck cargo. Tankage includes 121,214 liters of fuel, 138,207 liters of water and 1304-liters of lube oil. A five-ton knuckle-boom crane from Morgan Crane is mounted forward on the main deck. Coastal Machinery supplied the anchor winch.
The owners report that the Chinyelugo has been fixed in a two-year contract with Reservoir Exploration Technology (RXT) ASA, a seismic survey company whose headquarters are in Oslo, Norway, and which is engaged in seismic survey work in various locations around the world. The Chinyelugo is working for RXT offshore West Africa specifically on contracts that have been awarded to RXT by ExxonMobil and Total.