Home' Baird Maritime : August 2011 Contents 'Dayang Cempaka'
Type of vessel:
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DESB Marine Services,
Wärtsilä Ship Design,
Piasau Slipways, Malaysia
2 x Cummins KTA-19-M3,
Cummins 6BT5.9M, 80kW
Kamome FPP bow thruster
Furuno FAR-2117, Furuno
ACR Pathfinder 3
Furuno NAV 700
Furuno Model FA-150
six-passenger, 4.5 metre
GRP rescue boat
FOCUS ON MALAYSIA
Established in Miri in 1977, Piasau
Slipways is a busy and successful
Malaysian shipbuilding and repair yard.
Operating as a subsidiary of the Shin
Yang Shipping Corporation, Piasau
manufactures a diverse range of tugs,
barges, landing craft and cargo ships.
A recent delivery from the yard is the
46-metre landing craft 'Dayang Cempaka'.
Built for local owner DESB Marine Services,
the new craft will be home-ported in the
Port of Kuching in western Borneo. The
al-steel vessel was built to a design by
Wärtsilä Ship Design of Singapore and
features a standard landing craft layout
with a large cargo deck area ahead of a
triple deck superstructure in the stern.
A relatively wide beam of 10.9 metres
provides for a large cargo-carrying capacity
with a deck area of over 300m². Access to the
cargo deck is provided by a hydraulic bow
ramp that provides for rapid "roll-on, roll-off"
cargo movements. High bulwarks and a
raised forecastle provide all-round protection
for the cargo from wind and waves.
High-volume under-deck tanks provide
a total fuel capacity of 121m³ and a
freshwater capacity of 218m³. The engine
room is located aft and contains twin
Cummins KTA-19-M3 main engines, each
outputting 475kW to a fixed-pitch
propeller via a Twin Disc MG 5222 DC
gearbox. A single side thruster is also
installed in the bow.
Designed to operate with a crew of
fourteen, accommodation is provided in a
mixture of single, double and four-berth
cabins. Crew amenities include a spacious
mess, galley and saloon area. An internal
stairwell leads up to the wheelhouse,
which is arranged for single-person
operation with a central command station.
A full electronics package is fitted and the
house is fitted with wings to facilitate
Shin Yang Shipping Corporation was
established in the 1970s as a shipping
company operating a small fleet of tugs
and barges. In the 1990s it moved into
the shipbuilding industry, responding to
the needs of the rapidly developing
offshore oil and gas fields in the region.
The company's fleet now consists of more
than 200 vessels with operations
extending all the way to the Middle East.
In addition to Piasau Slipways the
company owns Shin Yang Shipyards, also
located in Miri.
For further information contact:
Shin Yang Shipyard, Malaysia.
PH: +6 085 604 499,
FX: +6 085 605 899,
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