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    New tug/supply vessel for Tuong Aik Swissco International Ltd

    Yard News // April 12, 2006

    Swissco Swiftwas built by Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Sibu Sarawak.

    The offshore division of Tuong Aik Swissco International Ltd of Singapore, a well-established maritime organisation with branches providing ship repair services to smaller vessels as well as out-port-limit services catering to shipping needs in the Port of Singapore and offshore support services to oil exploration firms, has taken delivery of its latest newbuild.

    The vessel is a capable tug/supply vessel, the 2,400hp Swissco Swift from Tuong Aik Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Sibu Sarawak.

    The 32m x 9m vessel was built to a design by United Ship Design of Sibu. With a large open aft deck, a 2.5m stern roller, a 25 ton towing winch and firefighting monitors this versatile craft can provide a range of services to charterers.

    The main engines, a pair of Cummins KTA38 M2s, each turns 1,200hp at 1,800rpm into Rintjes WAF562 gears with 5.947:1 ratios. With Kort nozzles this power provides a 28 tonne bollard pull and an 11 knot free running speed.

    Hefty electrical power for the vessel is provided by a pair of Cummins 6CTA8.3 (D) M-powered 156kW generator sets.

    The vessel is also fitted with an electrically driven HRP bow thruster for added manoeuvrability.

    Accommodation is provided for up to 18 crew in one- and two-bunk cabins. The Bureau Veriatas classed vessel has tankage for 200m3 of fuel and 45m3 of fresh water.


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