Sealink building AHTSYard News // April 11, 2006
Sealink Sdn Bhd, with head offices in Miri Sarawak East Malaysia, is a well known builder, operator and owner of a current fleet of over 20 vessels. With their origins in the forest industry moving logs along the Borneo Rivers and Pacific Islands, they have expanded into offshore support services. Today they operate a fleet of towing, supply, fast crew, landing craft and anchor handling tugs.
This latter component of the fleet is currently being expanded with the building of the Sealink Maju 20 and 21.
The “small” anchor handling tug is being built at the company’s Sealink Shipyard also in Miri where General Manager Luk Fook Seng explains that the tug will be delivered in June of this year.
The 38m x 11.8m vessel will have a 4.8m moulded depth on its round bilge design by Khiam Chuan Marine Pte of Singapore. It will have accommodations for 18, as well as tankage for 300 tons of fuel and 150 tons of water.
Main propulsion will be a pair of KTA50 M2 engines rated for 1,700hp at 1,800rpm. The engines will turn propellers in 2.2m nozzles to give the vessel a 40 ton bollard pull.
The vessel’s 80 ton double drum winch will handle anchors in the 8 to 10 ton range.
Sealink Maju 21 is also fitted with a bow thruster.
Commenting on the market for offshore vessels in the South China sea, Sealink Assistant General Manager said: “Day rates are crazy, even with the new builds coming out there are not enough vessels to meet the demand now.”