BMT Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of British Maritime Technology Ltd
(BMT), has recently advised on the design of a major new deep water
container terminal in Sepangar Bay
in eastern Malaysia. The study
considered where the terminal needed to be located to minimise dredging and
enable ships to manoeuvre safely in the area, avoiding potentially dangerous
Much of the work was carried out using PC REMBRANDT, BMT's ship handling
training and familiarisation software. This was used to determine the wind
and tidal conditions under which vessels will be able to enter and depart
from the port with and without the support of tugs. The company also set
out the strategy for beacon, buoy and light use in the area.
David Wignall, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific, said: 'The new port
is a key part of a development strategy which aims to transform the Sabah
regional economy. The aim is to stimulate the manufacturing of consumer and
industrial goods in the area, which will be exported alongside basic
commodities such as rubber, palm oil and tin.'