Mar 25, 2008
Designed in-house by the Cheoy Lee design team over 25 years ago, the design of this venerable launch has changed very little over the years. Used by several branches of Shell petroleum in South East Asia, the steel vessel has been used for both pilot and mooring launch duties.
This latest delivery is the first of a two-boat order for Brunei, to where they will be delivered on their own bottom. Construction is to Lloyds class, and propulsion is by a pair of 3412C Caterpillar diesels, each developing 540hp at their continuous duty rating. Propellers are fixed pitch, and housed in nozzles for improved thrust, resulting in a bollard pull of 12 tonnes, and a top speed of 12 knots.
Accommodation comprises a galley and simple dinette on the main deck level aft of the helm station. The forward lower deck accommodation is for five crew, and includes an office and head compartment. Aft of the engine room, there is a large storage area below deck.
The aft main deck is sheathed with wood planks, and fitted with a towing hook and towing winch.
Principal Dimensions: 21.0m LOA x 5.85m Beam x 1.50m Draft