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Shin Yang Shipping,
Wärtsilä Ship Design
Piasau Slipways, Malaysia
3,370 tonnes (full load)
2 x Cummins KTA38-M2,
each 1,005kW at 1,900rpm
2 x Twin Disc MG5321
2 x 4-bladed manganese
12.3 knots (lightship)
8 knots (full load)
3 x Cummins NTA 855,
each 261kW at 1,800rpm
Furuno VHF FM-8800
Icom IC-GM 1600
stern anchor winch,
2 x 20-pax
7,200 nautical miles
Operating as a subsidiary of Shin Yang
Shipping, Malaysian shipbuilder Piasau
Slipways constructs a variety of tugs,
barges, landing craft and cargo ships as
well as engaging in repair and
conversion work. Founded in 1977, the
shipyard is located in the town of Miri in
Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
A recent delivery from the yard to its
parent company, the Bureau Veritas
classified landing craft 'Danum 133', is an
excellent example of its output. The
all-steel vessel has an overall length of 78.1
metres on a 16-metre beam and has a
full-load draught of 3.5 metres at a
displacement of 3,371 tonnes.
Powered by twin 1,005kW Cummins
KTA38-M2 main engines driving through
Twin Disc MG5321 gearboxes to four-bladed
fixed-pitch propellers, the vessel reaches a
maximum speed of 12.3 knots and has an
economical full-load cruising speed of 8.0
knots. A fuel capacity of 418 tonnes allows
for a range of over 7,200 nautical miles.
Three 261kW Cummins NTA 855 auxiliaries
are installed to generate the vessel's
The design, which was engineered by
Wärtsilä Ship Design Singapore, features a
classic cargo landing craft profile that
combines a flat-bottom and long forward
loading deck with an aft superstructure
and a raised forecastle that incorporates a
wide bow landing door. The vessel's cargo
deck has a total area of 844.66 square
metres and can be configured to carry a
wide variety of cargoes.
A pair of bow anchor windlasses along
with a 3.0 tonne pull stern winch are
installed to facilitate beach landings,
with the bow ramp allowing for the
rapid embarkation and disembarkation
of cargo even at destinations with
rudimentary port facilities.
Able to accommodate a crew of up to
18, the aft superstructure is arranged with a
large mess and galley area on the raised
deck with a stairwell leading up to the crew
cabins on the deck above.
The stairwell continues up to the
wheelhouse, which is outfitted with
a modern electronics package that
features predominantly Furuno supplied
equipment. All-round windows provide the
master with excellent 360-degree visibility,
with wing-decks provided on each side for
monitoring docking manoeuvres.
Founded in the early 1970s, Shin Yang
Shipping today runs a fleet of over 200
vessels including tugs, barges, landing craft,
container ships and general cargo craft.
Focussing on cargo transportation, the
company operates services throughout
South-east Asia and the Middle East.
For further information contact:
Piasau Slipways, Malaysia.
PH: +60 8560 5299, FX: +60 8560 5899,
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