With a track record in delivery of smaller tugs, Sapor Shipyard of Sibu in Sarawak East Malaysia
, is demonstrating an ability to build larger anchor handling tugs to meet the demands of the Malaysian petroleum industry.
Work crews were putting the finishing touches on 121-ft. vessel in early August 2007. With a 34-ft. beam and a molded depth of 16-ft. this is an example of the current crop of smaller AHTs. For its size the Omni Akira has some capabilities centered on the double-drum waterfall winch. The deck winch has a 60-ton single line pull and a 120-ton brake power.
Below decks a half dozen engines keep it all working. A pair of Cummins QSM11-powered 250 kW generators supplies electrical needs that include the electric-drive 3-ton bow thruster. An 80 kW gen set handles in-harbour loads. A Cummins KTA38 engine powers the boat’s 600 cu. meter per hour fire fighting pump. Main engines are a pair of Cummins KTA50-M2s each delivering 1600 hp at 1800 RPM. This power gives the AHT approximately 42 tons of bollard pull.
Deck equipment includes
a three-ton crane and a rescue boat. Accommodation is provided for up to 20 crewmembers.