China: Yuexin Shipbuilding Cuts Steel for 38m ASD Tugboat

On March 6th, at 11:00am of, the steel-cutting ceremony for 38m Multi-function Tugboat YX3185 built for CNPC South-East Asia Pipeline Company Limited was held in Yuexin’s Sub-module Factory. This is the third ASD tug that Yuexin built for CNPC South-East Asia Pipeline Company Limited, and is to be delivered in May of 2013.

The vessel is equipped with two Yanma main engines, Schottel azimuth thruster as well as two Cummins generator sets and Norway FFS Fire-fighting System. Propelled by two diesel engines each rated at 1838kw and two 360°azimuth rotatable thrusters, the vessel is mainly operated in harbor area and is able to assist the 300,000 DWT tanker to manage berthing and underthings. With perfect stability, the vessel is capable of maintaining navigability and maneuverability under the wind of Beaufort Force 8. What’s more, the oil recovery function is the biggest difference of the former two vessels, which plays an important role in protecting marine environment.

With the independent design of Yuexin, the vessel measures 38m in length with a molded breath of 10.6m, a molded depth of 4.8m and a molded draft of 3.5m. The designed ahead bollard pull reaches 62t and the astern reaches 56t.

The vessel will be assigned to work in Kyaunkpyu Island of the west coast of Myanmar. Yuexin has made well production preparation since won the bid in September last year. The steel cutting ceremony of the first two 37m ASD tugs have been held in December last month and the projects is going well.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 8, 2012; Image: yuexinship

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