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    Malaysian firm takes delivery of crewboat built in Singapore

    Vessel & ROV News // September 8, 2005

    Syarikat Borcos Shipping, based in the city of Miri in Sarawak East Malaysia, has taken delivery of the first of two fast crewboats it has on order from Strategic Marine in Singapore. A sistership is scheduled for delivery to the firm later this year.

    Most of the aluminum for the 40.25m x 7.5m crewboat, Borcuse Firdaus 1, was cut in Australia and shipped in containers to the company's shipyard in Singapore for assembly, resulting in a rapid and efficient construction schedule.

    Strategic Marine Singapore Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian parent company. The parent firm has delivered over 150 high speed aluminum vessels with 40 per cent of their production going to the international market.

    The new vessel was built to specs by Southerly Design of Australia and has tankage for 55,000 litres of diesel fuel and 25,000 litres of fresh water. Accommodation is provided for 10 crew and 80 passengers.

    The 89 square metre aft deck has a 50 ton cargo capacity.

    Borcos Firdaus I is powered by two V12 1,350hp (1,007kW) at 1950rpm Cummins KTA38 M2 main engines and a single centre-mounted V16 Cummins KTA50 M2 generating 1,800hp (1,343kW) at 1,900rpm.

    Her sister ship will have all the same specs except three V12 1350 HP (1,007kW) at 1,950rpm Cummins KTA38 M2 main engines.

    Auxiliary power on both vessels is provided by Cummins 6BT-powered 68Kwe, 3 Phase, 415 volt, 50Hz generators.

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