Sealink building anchor handling tugsYard News // October 12, 2007
Sealink is due to take delivery of this AHT in early 2008.
In early 2008 Sealink Sdn Bhd of Miri, Sarawak, East Malaysia will take delivery of the first to two new anchor handling tug from its own shipyard.
The 38m tug, with a waterline length of 36.3m and an 11.8m beam, is the first of three being built to a design by naval architect Khiam Chuan Marine of Singapore.
Powered by a pair of 2,200hp V-16 Cummins QSK60 main engines, the 4,400hp tug will have a 60 ton bollard pull and 12 knot operating speed.
The first vessel to be delivered, designated Hull SSS122, will have Reintjes WAF872 gears with a 7.455:1 ratio. The second AHT, currently designated Hull SSS156, will have Twin Disc MGN1727VC gears with 7.5:1 ratios fitted to the Cummins QSK60 main engines.
For extended periods at sea the tug will carry 320 tons of fuel and 150 tons of water. Tankage will also be provided for detergent and foam for the fire monitors.