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    Strategic Marine crewboat series proves popular

    Vessel & ROV News // August 3, 2007

    Strategic Marine is seeing steady demand for its crewboats.

    Strategic Marineís Singapore branch is meeting a steady demand for its 40m crewboat. With a beam of 7.5m and a moulded depth of 3.23m, the aluminum vessels have a 2.3m operating draft.

    Three heavy duty rated Cummins engines provide propulsion power - two KTA38 M3 wing engines each delivering 1,350hp at 1,950rpm and one KTA50 M2 centre engine delivering 1,800hp at 1,900rpm.

    This combination gives the vessels a total of 4,500hp that drive them at up to 28 knots with a 25 knot cruising speed. The gears are from Twin Disc.

    Capacities include 25,000 litres of water, 60,000 litres of fuel and up to 80 passengers. Accommodation is provided for 10 crew and the vessels have a 90 square metre open deck capable of carrying two tonnes per square meter.

    Typically, the vessels have been fitted with two Cummins 6BT 5.9-powered 80kW generators and a Cummins 4BT powered diesel over hydraulic 100hp bow thruster.

    There are currently five of the 40m vessels on order or under construction with six already in service.

    Strategicís hull number 152, which will be the seventh 40m boat completed, will deliver from the yard at the end of August 2007.

    This vessel and three more are for Borcos Shipping of Malaysia. Hull number 149 was delivered in December 2006 to Lewek Shipping of Singapore and is currently working in East Malaysia.


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