Yuexin’s 58.7m AHTS Vessel YX3157 Was Delivered Successfully
On 29th October 2012, the Delivery Ceremony of Martens Marine’s 58.7ì AHTS Vessel YX3157 was held on Yuexin shipyard. YX3157 is built to ABS Class and includes the notations: A1Ⓔ “OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSEL, AH, TOWING VESSEL, FIRE FIGHTING VESSEL CLASS 1”, AMS, and DPS-1.
She is a KHIAM CHUAN MARINE (KCM) design vessel, which measures 58.7ì in length, with a moulded breadth of 14.6ì, and a moulded depth of 5.5ì. The maximum draught is 4.75 ì. The vessel can carry 42 men, 475ì3 of fuel oil, 230ì3 of fresh water, 187ì3 of dry bulk and 250ì3 of mud. Besides, YX3157 achieves a bollard pull of 67.2T and a speed of 13.51 knots.
Power is provided by a twin CATERPILLAR main engine each rated 1920kw at 1600rpm per minute, driving a pair of ZF controllable pitch propellers. The electrical power is supplied by two 350KW CATERPILLAR diesel-driven generators with a C4.4 CAT emergency generator, providing ever fount energy for the ship. Maneuverability is enhanced by a twin 8T Kawasaki bow thruster.
It is worth mentioning that, comparing with the former 58.7ì AHTS, the internal decoration of YX3157 applies with modern minimalist style. All the furniture is of light color, aiming to release the feeling of fatigue. The wheel house and the dining room are the highlight of design, combining furniture and plywood, with the perfect combination of function and comfort and the concise style at the same time. Besides, the designers also have new try the collocation of adornment fire prevention board and wall board. Application of quartz material, fashionable booth, decorative background, bright colored floor and fashionable furniture are the most outstanding part of this design.
YX3157 is the first of the 58.7m AHTS vessels built by Yuexin for Martens Marine. YX3157 is the one of most important projects of Yuexin this year. Under the support and coordination of the classification society, Yuexin has adhere to the standard procedure, strict quality control during construction process, laying good foundation of the construction of the rest three 58.7m AHTS. The successful delivery of the vessel is attributed to the concerted effort made by the project team of Yuexin.
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