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27.06.13

Bollinger delivers fourth tug in series to Crowley 

  Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA, recently delivered the DP 2 classed Ocean Sky, the fourth of four Ocean Class tugs for Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, FL.  
The first two Ocean Class tugs, the Ocean Wave and Ocean Wind, classed DP1, were delivered in the fourth quarter of 2012. Ocean Sky, sister vessel to the Ocean Sun, was delivered this past May.
Each tug has two Caterpillar Tier II-compliant C-280-12 main engines that drive two four-bladed controllable-pitch propellers in high efficiency nozzles via Reintjes LAF 5666 reduction gears. The engines develop a total of 10,880 hp. The engines have the capability of being upgraded to meet EPA Tier III and Tier IV regulations. 


At 156 feet in length, the Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun are 10 feet longer than the first two tugs and are rated at 10,880 hp. The 156 ft x 46 ft vessels are outfitted for long-range, high-capacity ocean towing, rig moves, platform and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit tows, emergency response and firefighting. All four tugs were built at Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC in Amelia, LA. 
                           Bron: Marine Log- nieuwsbrief L.Kramer
   
  Three deliveries at Cheoy Lee in a week 

Busy Hong Kong shipbuilder Cheoy Lee reports the delivery of three vessels in the third week of April. All of different types and for a variety of clients, the trio demonstrate the yard’s wide range of expertise and flexibility. 

Nautica TG Puteri XVII is an ASD tug built to a Japanese design for a Malaysian client. With dimensions of 31.00m in length overall, 9.50m beam and 3.87m draft, the tug is capable of deepsea operation and work in harbours. Of all steel construction, the vessel was built to Bureau Veritas class 1+ HULL+MACH Tug Unrestricted Navigation.



The tug’s propulsion system is from Niigata, comprising a pair of 6L26HLX main engines, each developing 2,000 bhp at 750 rpm and driving two Niigata ZP-31 ‘Z-Peller’ units. The hull and propulsion configuration gives the vessel a maximum free running speed of 13 knots, with a bollard pull of 50 and 45 tonnes ahead and astern respectively.
Another significant  delivery, the Teras Ariel, is the first in a series of five 50m anchorhandling tugs for Teras Offshore in Singapore. Departing Kowloon under grey skies, the company’s own crew sailed directly to Batam in Indonesia, where it entered service. Designed by Wartsila Ship Design Singapore, the vessels are intended for  towing barges and rigs, shiphandling, anchorhandling duties, transportation of equipment and materials, firefighting, maintenance, and pollution control duties.



Measuring 50.00m in length, 12.60m beam, and 4.50m draft they conform to ABS class; +A1, Towing Vessel E, +AMS, UWILD. 
All five vessels will be powered by twin Yanmar 6EY26W diesels, each developing 2,610 bhp at 750 rpm.

Power is transmitted to a pair of Berg 2,650mm diameter controllable pitch propellers via Twin-Disc gearboxes. Free running speed is 13.5knots and a bollard pull of 69 tonnes was recorded on trials
 Teras Ariel has accommodation for a crew of up to 24, in four, four-berth cabins, three double berth cabins, and two single cabins for the officers.

The elevated bridge has excellent all round visibility, with both forward and aft facing control stations. Steering gear is supplied by Jastram and the full outfit of navigational equipment is primarily from Furuno.                   
Bron: Maritime Journal / Foto’s: Mercator Media/nieuwsbrief L. Kramer
   
  NDM to Supply Equipment for VARD’s New PSV 
NDM
announced that they have signed a contract with VARD Aukra for supply of a large equipment package to their newbuilding for Simon Møkster Shipping. The vessel, of VARD’s own PSV 06 LNG design, is scheduled for delivery in 1Q 2015 from Vard Aukra in Norway. The hull will be delivered from VARD in Romania. The PSV 06 LNG is a new innovative design developed by Vard Design. The vessel will be a Clean Design environmentally friendly dual-fuel LNG/diesel-electric ship with focus on low fuel consumption and low emissions of greenhouse gases.



The vessel will be approximately 94 meters long and 20 meters wide, and is designed to meet the requirements for support to the Goliat oil and gas field in the Barents Sea.
 In addition to regular PSV duties, the vessel is equipped for emergency operations like rescue, emergency towing, firefighting and oil recovery. At the stern of the vessel, a hangar will be fitted to accommodate an emergency towing winch, NOFO oil recovery equipment and a slipway for launch and recovery of rescue crafts.
         Bron& Image: NDM nieuwsbrief L.Kramer