Marine Link
Friday, September 30, 2016

Sarawak Slipways Builds in Aluminum

February 4, 2013

Sarawak Slipways have recently launched an aluminum crew boat. Built to a design by Singapore-based Naval Consult Pte. Ltd., the 38 by 7.85-meter vessel has a molded draught of 1.75 meters.


With seating for 50 personnel and accommodation for a crew of eight, the vessel is powered by three Cummins engines turning fixed-pitch propellers. The port and starboard engines are Cummins KTA38M2 models delivering 1350 HP at 1900 RPM to five-blade propellers with 1050-centimeter diameters.  The center engine is a Cummins KTA50M2 model delivering 1800 HP at 1900 RPM to an 1150 cm diameter prop. All four engines are coupled to Twin Disc gears (Models MGX6690SC & MGX6848SC) with 2.47:1 ratios.
 

The KTA50M2 is also capable of driving a fire-fighting pump through a front mounted power-takeoff. Auxiliary power is provided by a pair of Cummins 6BT5.9DM-powered 80sW generators. The boat is fitted with an electric bow-thruster. All five Cummins engines were supplied by the Cummins Malaysia distributor Scott & English (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
 

With three engines delivering a total of 4500 HP the crew boat can achieve a speed of 26 knots. Vessel name and owner has not yet been released.  It is classed by Bureau Veritas.



Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News