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    St Johns Shipbuilding launches OSV aimed at Caribbean Market

    Yard News // January 11, 2012

    Sea Strength was designed by Entech & Associates.

    St Johns Shipbuilding of Palatka, Florida recently launched Sea Strength, a 157ft offshore support vessel (OSV) for A R Singh Contractors Ltd.

    The vessel will be the largest in A R Singh Contractors Ltd's fleet and will expand the company’s reach into the Caribbean offshore market. Sea Strength is expected to be delivered February 2012.

    “St Johns Shipbuilding does excellent work,” said Allan (Mark) Ramjallacksingh, Operations Manager at A R Singh Contractors. “The staff there has been professional and courteous. It’s always easy to discuss issues and get immediate feedback.”

    In addition, he said “I was impressed with the design by Entech & Assoc Inc. The quality of the designer and build speaks to that of the shipyard.”

    Sea Strength is a twin screw vessel powered by two Caterpillar C32 marine type engines rated at 850hp each at 1,800 rpm with Twin Disc reverse-reduction gears. It features a bow thruster unit driven by a Caterpillar diesel engine rated at 300hp at 1,800 rpm and two John Deere diesel engine powered generator sets, each rated at 99kW at 1,800 rpm.

    The OSV is designed to be less than 500 gross tons ITC, have a Trinidadian load line and comply with the Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships (CCSS Code).


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