30m Z-Tech 7000 ASD Tug delivery
Completed a month ahead of schedule, Star Admiral is the latest Z-Tech tug delivery by Cheoy Lee for PSA Marine. This is the first in the series to be fitted with larger main engines to provide a bollard pull of 70tonnes. Two Caterpillar 3516B, 2682hp diesels drive a pair of azimuthing Schottel rudder propellers. Star Admiral is the thirteenth Z-tech tug constructed for PSA Marine and will be the latest addition to their fleet of over 60 vessels.
Singapore is the world’s busiest port, and PSA Marine is Singapore’s port authority. PSA Marine’s services include pilotage, towage, engineering and logistics services for the 100,000 or so vessels entering and leaving Singapore each year. As well as tugs Cheoy Lee has also supplied large numbers of pilot vessels to PSA Marine (almost their entire fleet), and other, special purpose craft, such as their five 43m (141ft) potable water tankers, for their extensive operation. PSA Marine contracted the designer Robert Allan to create this very successful Z-Tech design. PSA Marine continue to be Cheoy Lee’s leading client for these Z-Tech tugs, although including additional vessels built under license, an total of twenty-five units have now been delivered worldwide.
As are all Z-Tech tugs, Star Admiral is classed to Lloyds Register. The lower deck houses six crew members in three cabins. A further 2-man crew cabin is on the main deck as well as two single officer cabins, the galley and crew mess area.
Repeat orders from a loyal and satisfied client base, which includes governments and major international corporations, are one of the pillars in Cheoy Lee’s success.
Principal Dimensions: 30m LOA x 12m Beam x 5.10m Draft.