77 June 6, 1999
Cummins Powered Crew Boats Building for Sarawak Customer
Orders have been placed for two new crew boats to effectively service oil rigs working in the coastal and offshore seas of Sarawak and Sabah regions of Malaysia on the north coast of the island of Borneo. The vessels are of aluminum construction and will work out Miri - - East Malaysia. With runs of up to 400 nautical miles, speed becomes important in the transportation of personnel and supplies. To meet these time requirements, Syarikat Borcos Shipping, owners of the two new boats, have ordered eight Cummins KTA38 M2 main engines rated at 1350 HP at 1800 RPM for 5400 HP from the four engines in each vessel. The engines will drive propellers through ZF Model BW365 marine gears with a ration of 2.517:1 for a design speed of 30 knots.
The 34x7.6-metre vessels have a molded depth of 3.3-metres. Designed by Singapore-based Shiptech Naval Architects, the aluminum crew boats are building at the Malaysia Shipyard and Engineer in near-by Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Capable of transporting 35 tonnes of fuel, 15 tonnes of water, 20 tonnes of deck cargo and up to 50 passengers, the boats will operate with a crew of six. Each vessel will also have two 60 Kw gen sets powered by Cummins 6BT5.9D(M) engines.
Engines are slated for delivery to the yard in July with the vessels scheduled for delivery to the owners between October and December of 1999.
For More information contact:
The engine manufacturer:
The engine supplier:
Scott & English
Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering Sdn Bhd.