The Fleet is daring the waves, the third sister is born – AHT VICTORY

by Hans | July 1st, 2010

Sedna Towage & Offshore LDA/ An.Do.Fe Shipping Management Srl, are happy to announce the Purchase of a new built 65+ tons Bollard Pull Anchor Handling Tug from YCK Shipbuilding SDN.BHD – Sibu (Malaysia). The MOA was signed on the 18th of September 2010 in Sibu – Sarawak (Malaysia).

The vessel with a length overall of 38 mtrs, a beam moulded of 10,80 mtrs and a maximum draft of 4 mtrs, has been designed by Greenbay Marine Pte.Ltd – Singapore and will be delivered by the 31st of October 2010.

All the main components of the tug have been supplied by worldwide reputable Makers:

Caterpillar delivered the two 3516B type main engines (rated at 2 x 1920 kW @ 1600 rpm). Total output 5.150 bhp. And marine generators sets 3 x 245 kW each – 3406C type (note: Vessel power plan is higly safety as per: 2 gensets requested for vessel electric balance, the thrd ready in stand-by as back up).

Hitachi Nico Marine Transmission (Japan) supplied the reserve reduction gearboxes, model MGN1727V (FPP) ratio 6.03:1. The comprehensive set of deck machinery (Towing/Achor Handling double drum waterfall winch, tugger winch, capstan, deck crane, towing pins and shark jaw) has been delivered by M.E.P. Systems Pte.Ltd. – Singapore.

Furuno Electric Co.Ltd. (Japan), of course, played a major role in supplying the navigation and communication equipments.

General Arrangement

YCK Shipbuilding Sdn.Bhd. awarded the contract for the delivery of such a vessel due to his very short delivery time and an amazing building quality standard.

“In a very depressed market on global basis, Andofe shows its strong will and high determination to grow up”. Sedna/Andofe born at the end of 2007 and, in less than 3 years, they will get 3 Anchor Handling Multipurpose Tugs. Victory is a big step ahead for my Companies which have the firm intention to go on building their market niche in the Offshore business. Be sure this will not be the last challenge.

Source: Managing Director Rino Barretta

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