Home' Work Boat World : July 2010 Contents 'Unistar 24525'
Type of vessel:
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Deck cargo capacity:
Coastal Offshore (Labuan),
Khiam Chuan Marine,
Lingshan Shipyard, China
1,004 tonnes (full load)
499GRT, 149NRT, 486DWT
2 x Cummins KTA38-M2,
2 x Reintjes WAF562L
2 x FPP in Kort nozzles
(sea trial condition)
11 knots (full load)
2 x Caterpillar 3406C,
HRP T2001 bow thruster
JRC/Inmarsat C JUE-85
with LRIT function
JRC A3 area
Marine Equipment single
drum, 40 tonnes
4 x 25-person
China's Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan
Shipyard is located on the shore of the
South China Sea at the mouth of the
famous Pearl River.
Established in 1956 by the Chinese
government in order to build wooden
agriculture vessels for the local inland
waterways, the yard has steadily expanded
in both size and capability since then.
Today, it focuses on the construction of
specialised steel workboats including tugs,
push boats and various offshore vessels.
In recent years, the shipyard has
developed a strong relationship with
Singaporean naval architecture firm Khiam
Chuan Marine which has supplied
Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard with
the designs for many of their latest vessels.
Delivered in April 2010, the 31-tonne
bollard pull offshore tug 'Unistar 24525', is
the latest result of the collaboration
between the two companies.
Built for Malaysia-based operator
Coastal Offshore (Labuan), the all-steel
vessel measures 40 metres in overall length
on an 11.8-metre beam. Depth to main
deck is 4.6 metres and total displacement is
1,004 tonnes fully loaded.
Propulsion equipment consists of twin
895kW Cummins KTA38-M2 main engines
driving through Reintjes WAF562L
gearboxes to a pair of nozzle enclosed
fixed-pitch propellers. Trials revealed
a maximum speed of 12.33 knots and a
full-load cruising speed of 11 knots.
The fixed high-thrust nozzles are
backed up by an HRP side thruster
in the bow to provide the tug with
The tug's full-volume hull features the
standard high forecastle design topped by a
twin deck superstructure. Aft, the large
working deck contains a 40-tonne pull
single-drum main winch backed up by twin
three-tonne tugger winches and capstans.
All deck machinery was supplied by Marine
Equipment. The aft deck can also transport
up to 100 tonnes of cargo.
A substantial towing staple is mounted
on the forecastle deck for escort duties
while twin fire monitors mounted above
the deckhouse provide a substantial
The angular wheelhouse is enclosed by
large windows on all sides for excellent
visibility and features a comprehensive
electronics package supplied by JRC.
Designed for operation by a 22-person
crew, the tug has a fuel capacity
of some 350m3 allowing for lengthy
For further information contact:
Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard,
China. PH: +86 20 8499 8800,
FX: +86 20 8499 0052,
July 2010 WORK BOAT WORLD
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