Versatile offshore support vessel for Ajang ShippingVessel & ROV News // February 18, 2009
Ajang Shipping took delivery of Ajang Haidah late last year.
The Malaysian firm Ajang Shipping recently took delivery of a versatile offshore support vessel from Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
The 75m by 20m Ajang Haidah has a moulded depth of 6.5m with a 5m design draft. Designed by Conan Wu & Associates of Singapore the new vessel is powered by a pair of 16-cylinder Cummins KTA50-M2 main engines each developing 1,800bhp at 1,900rpm. The engines turn fixed pitch four-blade 2100 by 1512 mm propellers through Reintjes WAF664 gears with ratios of 5.044:1. This gives the vessel a speed of eleven knots.
The vessel’s main gensets are three Cummins KTA19DM1-powered generators each rated for 360kW at 50 Hz. The emergency genset is a Cummins 6CTA8.3DM-powered 150kW generator. A 210hp Cummins 6BT5.9 engine powers the vessel’s fire pump. An 815hp Cummins VTA28DM engine generates power for the boat’s bow thruster.
Deck equipment includes a 10 ton anchor windlass, a 5 ton capstan and a four-point mooring winch rated at 40 tons.
The vessel is fitted to accommodate a complement of 196 crew and workers The after deck provides 300 square metres of cargo space and is fitted with a 45 ton crane. Tankage includes 550 metric tonnes of fuel, 1100 MT of water and nine MT of lube oil.
The keel for Ajang Haidah was laid on August 6th 2007 and she was delivered to her owners on December 11th 2008. The ABS-classed vessel will operate in South East Asian waters and is home ported in Kuching, Malaysia.