Carrington Slipways Receive Order To Build Offshore Supply Vessel

Tidewater Port Jackson Marine of Sydney, New South Wales, have placed an order with Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., shipbuilders of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to build a 197- foot offshore supply vessel.

The vessel will be propelled by two turbocharged General Motors 16-cylinder diesel engines developing a total of 5,750 brake horsepower transmitted through twin controllable-pitch propellers enclosed in fixed propulsion nozzles.

Dimensions will be 197 feet overall, breadth 40 feet, displacement approximately 2,200 tons, an estimated bollard pull in excess of 75 tons, and design speed of 151/2 knots.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for May 1978, the value being in the vicinity of $5,000,000.

This vessel is the second to be built by Carrington Slipways Pty.

Ltd. for Tidewater Port Jackson Marine. The Northern Tide was completed in February 1974.

The new vessel also is intended for use in the servicing of offshore oil rigs within Australian waters.

Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd.

is currently constructing a 322- foot cement carrier for Bulkships Limited. The launching and official naming of this ship is scheduled for September 1977.

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