Carrington Slipways Builds Fleet Of Eight Supply Vessels For Australian Offshore

The Lady Cynthia, latest addition to the fleet of offshore supply vessels operated by Australian Offshore Services, was recently launched at Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd.'s 40-acre shipyard on Old Punt Road, Tomago 2322, N.S.W., Australia. The new 192-foot tug/supply vessel was sponsored by the wife of a director of P.&O. Australia Ltd.

The Lady Cyrithia is the sixth vessel in the fleet of modern and versatile ocean tug/offshore oil rig supply ships operated by A.O.S., a division of P.&O. Australia Ltd. All of these vessels have been built by Carrington.

A seventh supply ship, Lady Vera, is currently under construction at Carrington Slipways for A.O.S., and willl be launched early this year. A.O.S. have also placed an order for the eighth ship, which will be built at the yard.

When sea trials are completed, Lady Cynthia will enter operations carrying supplies from a Darwin base to the drilling rig Margie in the Timor Sea. The previously built five A.O.S. ships, Lady Lorna, Lady Laurie, Lady Sarah, Lady Vilma, and Lady Rachel are operating on the North West Shelf.

Lady Cynthia will be powered by four Daihatsu Main Engines, delivering 4,400 bhp with a bollard pull of 60 tons. She has a displacement'of 1,700-tons. Her overall length is 192 feet, with a beam of 43 feet 3 24 inches, and a draft of 13 feet. Modern quarters are provided for crew comfort. Like her sister, ships, Lady Cynthia will be fully equipped and fully classed for anchor-handling and towage, and is suitable for worldwide operation.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 50,  Mar 1974

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