Cheoy Lee Z-Tech 6000 tug - KST Zenith

Jul 6, 2010


Yard number 4949, KST Zenith, is the 27th Z-Tech 6000 tug to be completed by Cheoy Lee. Delivery on June 30th came two months ahead of her sister ship, KST Zodiac, and also just prior to the first of thirteen Cheoy Lee Z-Tech tugs for the Panama Canal. The 13 Panama tugs will supplement eight Cheoy Lee Z-Tech’s already operating on the canal. KST Zenith will operate in Singapore, where there is also a sizable fleet of Z-Techs built by Cheoy Lee.

KST Zenith is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B diesels, each developing 2500 hp, driving two Schottel SRP1215FP azimuth rudder propellers, The configuration provides a free running speed of 12 knots, both ahead and astern, and bollard pull is around 60tonnes in both directions. Two Perkins Stanford 112kW diesel generating sets maintain all onboard electrical loads, while a 600hp Caterpillar C18 diesel engine drives a fire pump that supplies two fire monitors mounted on the wheelhouse top.

Z-Tech series of tugs are typically operated by a captain and a crew of eight, although accommodation arrangements vary slightly, depending on operator preferences. KST Zenith includes two 3-man crew cabins on the lower deck as well as a provision store. On the main deck, there is a 2-man crew cabin and two single officer cabins, as well as the galley and dinette, providing for the crew of ten. The wheelhouse above has 360degree visibility through full height glazing all-round.

Cheoy Lee Z-Tech 6000’s are built to Lloyds Register of Shipping class. KST Zenith has the class notation LR +100A1 Tug, +LMC, UMS.

Principal Dimensions: 27.40m LOA x 11.50m Beam x 5.20m Draft.