'Lewek Kestrel'- Cheoy Lee's 130th vessel built at its Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard.

Mar 31, 2008

The 48-metre anchor handling tug, 'Lewek Kestrel', is the 130th Cheoy Lee vessel, built at its Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard.

The vessel, designed in Singapore, will also operate in and around Singapore. ‘Lewek Kestrel’ was completed and delivered to her owners on November 11, 2007, and was constructed according to Lloyd’s class +100 A1 Tug Fire-Fighting Ship 1 (2400m³/hr) with water spray +LMC for unrestricted service.

Designed by Khiam Chuan Marine, ‘Lewek Kestrel’ was hull number 4,878 at Hin Lee (Zhuhai) Shipyard. The vessel has a beam of 13.0 metres and a draught of 5.2 metres. Propulsion is by twin Rolls-Royce Bergen C25:9LP diesel engines, each producing 2,735kW at 1,000rpm, driving two KaMeWa controllable pitch propellers housed in nozzles. The vessel has a top speed of 13 knots and a bollard pull of 100 tonnes ahead.

Solid hardwood 75mm-thick planks sheath the 240m2 working deck for protection during anchor handling operations. The deck is designed to support a load of five tonnes/m². The hydraulic towing/anchor handling winch holds 1,200m of 56mm diameter wire rope, and has a maximum pulling capacity of 150 tonnes. Internally, a total of 24 persons can be accommodated, in four, two and single berth cabins in the forward part of the vessel. The accommodation space includes a dining room, lounge, conference room, office, medical centre and laundry.


For further information contact:
Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong, China.
PH: +852 2307 6333, FX: +852 2307 5577,
Email: info@cheoylee.com
Web: www.cheoyleena.com












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