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Austal Delivers 25th Vessel To China

Western Australia shipbuilder

Austal Ships recently celebrated the delivery of its 24th and 25th high- speed ferries to China. Since the first Chinese delivery in 1990, the company's 131.5-ft. (40-m) catama- ran has evolved into a sleek, stream- lined look, with an emphasis on client specifications and propulsion alternatives, as well as the design- specific rounded bilge and bulbous bow. The most recent vessels, Shun utiftTPcy • I «r~m Ml W I Mm HP • »


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De and Hai Yang, were respectively fitted with gas turbines and diesel engines. Yuet Hing Marine Sup- plies of Hong Kong ordered the ships, on behalf of the Shun Gang Passen- ger Transportation Corp. (ShunDe), and the Aihuhai Jiuzhou Port Ship- ping Co. (Hai Yong). They will join a fleet of 21 Austal-built ferries al- ready servicing the Hong Kong and

Guangdong region.

Shun De has a service speed of 40 knots, and a passenger capacity of 332.Shun De represents the owner's fourth Austal-built vessel, and sec- ond gas turbine ferry, and will re- place an original vessel of the same name which has been sold to an- other area operator. Hai Yang has a service speed of 33.5 knots, and a passenger capacity of 338. Both vessels share the dimensions of 131.5 ft. (40.1 m) by 37.7 ft. (11.5 m) by 4.59 ft. (1.4 m).

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Shun De Specifications &


Vessel type Passenger catamaran

Port of registry Rong Qi,

People's Republic of China

Classification.. China Classification Society

Length overall 131.5 ft. (40.1 m)

Width 37.7 ft. (11.5 m)

Depth 4.59 ft. (1.4 m)

Service speed 40.2 knots

Main engines (2) AlliedSignal TF 40 gas turbines

Gearboxes.... (2) Cincinnati Gear MA 107

Propulsion system (2) KaMeWa 71S waterjets

Auxiliaries (2) MTU 6V183AA51

Hai Yang

Specifications & Equipment

Vessel type Passenger catamaran

Port of registry Zhu Hai,

People's Republic of China

Classification.... China Classification Society

Length overall 131.5 ft. (40.1)

Width 37.7 ft. (11.5m)

Depth 4.59 ft. (1.4 m)

Service speed 33.5 knots

Main engines (2) MTU 16V396TE74L diesels

Gearboxes (2) ZF BU755

Propulsion system (2) KaMeWa 71S waterjets

Auxiliaries (2) MTU 6V183AA51 s

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