Jiangmen completes third vessel for Pacific CrestVessel & ROV News // November 4, 2008
Crest Radiance 3 will undertake sea trials this month.
Pacific Crest, the vessel owning subsidiary of Singapore-based Pacific Radiance, will soon take delivery of the third in a series of 53m towing and supply vessels from Jiangmen Shipyard on the Pearl River in Guangdong Province China.
Founded in 1954 the shipyard was purchased by the private Guangdong TianJian Group in 1997. Enjoying an extensive area with covered build locations including covered graving docks the yard is capable of building an impressive array of vessels at once.
In late October 2008 the yard had a ship-docking tug, two or three 40m ocean towing vessels, a Robert Allan-designed escort vessel and a small tanker in addition to the 53m towing supply vessel nearing completion for Pacific Crest.
Fitting out alongside at the shipyard the orange-hulled vessel displayed her versatility with a 3m x 1.2m stern roller, deck mounted sharks jaws, a bow thruster and a substantial double drum waterfall-towing winch from ME Winch of Singapore.
A pair of Cummins KTA50 main engines powers each of the three vessels. Each of the 16-cyliner engines generates 1,600hp at 1,800rom and turns into Reintjes marine gears.
The first two vessels, Crest Radiant 1 and Crest Radiant 2, will be followed into service by Crest Radiant 3 to undergo sea trials in November.