Survey Vessel from Sibu Malaysia Yard

Friday, February 04, 2011
Photos courtesy of Eastern Marine Shipbuilding

By Alan Haig-Brown

A recent delivery from the yard of Eastern Marine Shipbuilding in Sibu, East Malaysia is a further indication of the growing technical sophistication of the Sarawak yards. The 60 by 16-meter Offshore Surveyor is designed by Wartsila Ship Design of Singapore. To do her survey work the Malaysian-registered vessel is fitted with 2.4-meter-square moon pool as well as a deck crane from Marine Equipment of Singapore. The crane has a telescoping boom that can lift up to five tons when extended eight meters. The same supplier also provided the anchor and mooring winch as well as a six-ton capstan.
Main engines are a pair of Cummins QSK60M diesels generation 2200 HP each at 1800 RPM and turning into Hitachi Nico Model MCR1727VC(CPP gears) with 7.5:1 ratios. The controllable pitch propellers are a pair of Berg BCP HDX690. Side thrusters on the dynamic positioning vessel is also CPP and they are supplied by the Japanese firm Kamome. The steering system is by the Singapore firm Palmarine, model PEH5202.
To meet the advanced electrical demands of such a vessel the main shafts are fitted with 700 kW Stamford generators. Additional electrical supply is derived from a pair of Cummins QSK11-DM powered 250 kW gensets. The 80kW emergency genset is powered by a Cummins 6BT engine.
The Offshore Surveyor, with a 1,672 GRT and a 501 NRT, has tankage equal to 441 cubic meters for ballast water, 505 m3 of fresh water, 422 m3 of fuel, 387 m3 of drilling mud and 142 m3 base oil. Accommodation is provided for up to 46 people.

Maritime Reporter October 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Seaspan Acquires Sixth 14000 TEU Boxship

Seaspan Corporation  announced today that it accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Warmth. The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

Newport News Shipbuilding Converts to Natural Gas

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has converted its steam-generation plant from heavy fuel oil, also known as Bunker C,

French President Inaugurates CMA CGM’s New Mega Ship

The CMA CGM Bougainville, the largest containership sailing under French flag, was inaugurated Tuesday by French President François Hollande in Le Havre.   Other


Foss Hires VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer

Foss Maritime announced that Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull has joined the company as the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer.   Based in Seattle, Nguyen-Bull

MAN 32/44CR Engine for Trawler Newbuild

Voyager Fishing Company, Ltd., based in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, has ordered a new trawler/purse seiner, designed by Salt Ship Design in Norway and to be built at Karstensens Skipsværft in Skagen,

Royal Thai Navy Orders Harbor Tug

The Royal Thai Navy has ordered a new 32-meter tug from shipbuilder Italthai Marine Limited of Thailand, announced the vessel’s designer, Robert Allan Ltd.   Italthai Marine,


Zarmati joins Fathom

Fathom has engaged 44-year cruise industry veteran Maurice Zarmati to work with the burgeoning company. Fathom, which provides a different kind of cruise that

HMS Protector Deployed to Antarctic

Ice ship HMS Protector is heading for waters no Royal Navy vessel has visited in 80 years as she begins a marathon deployment to Antarctica. The Plymouth-based

Moody Upgrades Port of Palm Beach

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. upgraded the Port of Palm Beach District senior rating to Baa3 from Ba1, and reported the outlook to be stable.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1303 sec (8 req/sec)