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Eastern Navigation, Singapore, will be
taking delivery of two more vessels in
2010 to add to its existing fleet of over
40 tugs, barges and AHTS vessels.
The first vessel, to be delivered in
mid-May, will be a 100.5-metre by
30.5-metre ballast tank barge with a deck
strength of 20 tonnes per square metre.
The vessel is being built in China.
The second vessel to be delivered is an
AHTS, 'ENA Garuda', being built at Eastern
Navigation's own yard in Singapore.
The 'ENA Garuda' has an estimated
gross tonnage of 900 tonnes. 'ENA
Garuda's' expected completion will be
around the third quarter of 2010.
Eastern Navigation to take delivery of two new vessels
'ENA Garuda' is being constructed at Eastern
Navigation's own shipyard in Singapore and will
be delivered later this year
In April Bollinger Shipyard delivered
the first of their 70-metre class of
Cummins-powered platform supply
vessels (PSVs) to Bee Mar, USA. The
shipyard started building this series of
vessels in 2008 and delivered the first in
the series to the newly formed Bee Mar
in June of 2009.
The new state-of-the-art fleet is
environmentally friendly and offers DP2
for offshore support in the Gulf of Mexico
and international markets. The Bee Mar
newbuild fleet will consist of five 64-metre
and three 70-metre American Bureau of
Shipping (ABS) classed DP-2 PSVs. Each
vessel has high cargo-carrying capacities
and meets or exceeds the customer
requirements and demands for offshore
marine support applications.
The five 70-metre PSVs, including the
'Busy Bee' and 'Worker Bee', have already
been delivered and put to work in the
Gulf of Mexico. The newly delivered 70 by
17-metre 'Bumble Bee' will add significant
cargo capabilities to the Bee Mar fleet.
The new 'Bee' has capacities that
include 598.1 cubic metres for fuel,
1,430.9 cubic metres of liquid mud, 169.9
cubic metres for dry bulk and 98.4 cubic
metres for fresh water. Loaded to a
draught of 4.3 metres, the vessel will have
a deadweight of 3,048.2 tonnes.
Main propulsion power for the 'Bumble
Bee' is provided by a pair of Cummins
QSK60-M engines each delivering
1,490kW at 1,800rpm through Twin Disc
MG5600 gears with 5.76:1 reduction to
205cm x 172cm propellers. Three
Cummins QSM11 engines power the three
300kW main generators. The 'Bumble
Bee's' 85kW generator is also Cummins
powered. The two 560kW Schottel
controllable pitch bow thrusters each have
their own Cummins KTA19 drive engines.
A 260kW stern thruster is powered by
variable speed electric motor.
Bollinger delivers the 'Bumble Bee'
Topaz Energy and Marine took delivery
of the newest addition to its fleet, the
'Caspian Protector', on April 11.
The vessel will be deployed in
Azerbaijan in support of a ten-year
US$225 million BP contract won in 2008.
The 'Caspian Protector' is a state-of-
the-art, 61-metre vessel designed for
emergency recovery and response (ERRV),
standby duties and fire-fighting
operations. It is the first vessel in the
Caspian region to be equipped with three
daughter craft and two fast rescue craft.
The vessel is equipped with Dynamic
Positioning capabilities (DP1) and will
assist in the safekeeping of workers on
various oil production platforms in the
Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.
The financing for the 'Caspian
Protector' was provided by DVB Bank of
Germany as part of a US$84 million
term loan facility including three other
vessels on time-charter to BP.
The vessel was built by Malaysian
shipyard Berjaya, and is presently being
moved from Malaysia via the Volga-Don
canal to Baku in Azerbaijan.
Topaz receives vessel for US$225 million BP contract
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