More crewboats from Penguin Shipyard in SingaporeVessel & ROV News // May 2, 2006
Bayou Tiram is one of the latest crewboats built by Penguin Shipyard.
In late March of this year, Penguin Shipyard International Pte Ltd of Singapore delivered the 36m crewboat Bayou Tiram to a company of the same name, Bayou Tiram Sdn Bhd of West Malaysia.
With a moulded beam of 7.6m the high-speed aluminium craft has a 17.4m by 5.6m open after deck affording 75.3 square metres of cargo space. Accommodation for a crew of eight, with four cabins, a galley and mess room, dry store and laundry room, is built into a forward section of the 3.65m deep hull.
Seating for 50 passengers is provided in the main deck level of the cabin and includes a passenger toilet and a VIP/hospital cabin with a bunk.
The main engines for the boat are three KTA38 M2 engines each generating 1,350hp at 1,900rpm and turning 1200 x 1625mm propellers through Twin Disc MG6848 marine gears.
At sea trials the crew boat achieved a speed of 27 knots.
Electrical needs are met by a pair of Cummins 6CXMXTA8.3 - 99kWe generators located in a separate space between the main engine room and the steering gear compartment. Tankage is built in for 48 tons of fuel and 24 tons of water. A motor driven bow thruster enhances slow speed maneuverability.