The Offshore Division
of Swissco International Ltd. of Singapore recently took delivery of a new tug/supply vessel, the 2400-hp Swissco Swift from Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. in Sibu Sarawak. The 32 x 9 meter vessel was built to a design by United Ship Design of Sibu. With a large open aft deck, a 2.5-meter stern roller, a 25-ton towing winch and firefighting monitors, this craft is designed to provide a range of services to charterers. The main engines, a pair of Cummins KTA38 M2s, each turns 1200 hp at 1800 RPM into Rintjes WAF562 gears with 5.947:1 ratios. With kort nozzles this power provides a 28-tonne bollard pull and an 11-knot free running speed. Hefty electrical power for the vessel is provided by a pair of Cummins 6CTA8.3 (D)M-powered 156 kw generator sets. The vessel is also fitted with an electrically driven HRP bow thruster for added maneuverability.