Strategic Marine Delivers MV Thaiyak

By Eric Haun
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

Strategic Marine delivers Ashmore Reef On-Station Vessel Thaiyak to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Specialist shipbuilder Strategic Marine has delivered the On-Station vessel Thaiyak to the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service (ACBPS).

The vessel was launched from Strategic Marine's facility in Vietnam in March this year and was officially accepted in Fremantle, Western Australia, by representatives of Australian Customs & Border Protection Service yesterday, Monday, June 23.

The 40-meter on-station vessel, built at Strategic's multipurpose shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam, is designed for flexible self-sufficiency and long term deployment at Ashmore Reef, an external territory of Australia 450 nautical miles East from Darwin in the Indian Ocean.

The vessel will be a strong physical presence in the Ashmore Reef Marine Reserve and surrounding environmentally sensitive areas acting as a deterrent for illegal activities and will serve as a platform for scientific and environmental research in these areas. The vessel also has the capacity as a temporary holding facility for 24 additional passengers.

This is new territory for ACBPS, as it marks the first time the authority has commissioned a ship for commercial use outside of Australia.

The order was awarded last year following a successful tender prepared between Gardline Australia Pty Ltd, Strategic Marine, the builder of the new vessel, and McAlpine Marine design Pty Ltd.

Among the vessel's technical specifications are twin Caterpillar C32 970kW main engines, Twin Caterpillar C9 149ekW generators and a 149kW bow thruster.

The vessel is also fitted with two Norsafe davits capable of at sea launch and retrieval of two 7.5 meter ship’s boats. The vessel has a nominal draft of 2.4 meters and beam of 11.5 meters with an economical cruising speed of 10 knots and a top speed of 12 knots. There is accommodation for 17 crew and 24 passengers, with a short term holding capability of an additional 25 passengers on sheltered deck space.
 

  • MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

    MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

  • MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

    MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

  • MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

    MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)

  • MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)
  • MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)
  • MV Thaiyak (Photo courtesy of Strategic Marine)
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Maersk Line Gets New Head in China

Maersk Line on May 21 announced that Mike Fang become the company's new chief of east - and central China. He joins with effect from 1 July 2015.    Fang has

HSH Nordbank Looking to Split Off Bad Shipping Loans

HSH Nordbank AG, the world’s second-largest financier of ships, plans to split off a "bad bank" for non-performing shipping loans as part of a plan to create a sustainable business model,

Navios in Red, but Beats Estimates

Navios Maritime Holdings, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and Logistics Company, slumped to a loss in the Q1 although the result beat by $0.10 per share

Marine Science

Volume Up in Dutch Maritime Technology Sector

The Dutch maritime technology sector has had a good year. Turnover increased by 17%, from EUR 6.4 billion in 2013 to EUR 7.5 billion in 2014. The sector employed 31,680 FTEs, up from 29,361 in 2013.

Two Hurt in Petrobras Platform Accident; Output Halted

Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras was forced to stop output at its P-56 offshore oil production ship on Wednesday in the Marlim Sul field after an explosion

Global Warming Slowdown Tracked to Indian Ocean

Global surface warming has slowed since the start of the twenty-first century, while Pacific heat uptake was enhanced. Analyses of ocean heat content suggest that

Vessels

ERMA Bullish on Ballast Water Treatment

After having delivered several BWTS systems in Kita Nihon shipyard in Japan, one more ERMA FIRST BWTS was successfully installed onboard the Bulk Carrier M/V SCARABÉ(DWT: 60,

Iran Aid Ship Reaches Djibouti Waters, Waits to Enter Port

An Iranian aid ship has reached the outskirts of Djibouti's port and is waiting for a permit to enter after Tehran agreed to an international inspection of the vessel with goods for Yemen,

Electric & Hybrid Propulsion Ordered fir CMAL Ferry

Imtech Marine informs it has been awarded a third contract to supply the electric and hybrid propulsion system for a hybrid ferry operated by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) of Scotland.

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators 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: 0.2043 sec (5 req/sec)