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    Sibuís Sapor to deliver anchor handler

    Yard News // August 15, 2007

    Sapor Shipyard of Sibu in Malaysia is about to deliver the AHT Omni Akira.

    With a proven track record in delivery of smaller tugs, Sapor Shipyard of Sibu in Sarawak East Malaysia, is demonstrating an ability to build larger anchor handling tugs to meet the demands of the Malaysian petroleum industry.
     
    Workers were putting the finishing touches to a 37m vessel in early August 2007. With a 10.6m beam and a moulded depth of 4.95m this is a solid example of the current crop of smaller AHTs.

    For her size, Omni Akira has some hefty capabilities centered on her double-drum waterfall winch. The deck winch has a 60 ton single line pull and a 120 ton brake power.

    Below decks a half dozen engines keep it all working. A pair of Cummins QSM11-powered 250kW generators supplies electrical needs that include the electric-drive a 3 ton bow thruster. An 80kW genset handles in-harbour loads.

    A Cummins KTA38 engine powers the boatís 600m3 per hour fire fighting pump.

    The main engines are a pair of Cummins KTA50-M2s each delivering 1,600hp at 1,800rpm. This gives the AHT approximately 42 tons of bollard pull.
     
    Deck equipment includes a three-ton crane and a rescue boat.

    Accommodation is provided for up to 20 crew members.

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