Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard Prepare for Deliveries

pair of self-dumping hopper barges are shaping up in one building shed at the Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard on the shore of the Pearl River, while a 62 x 15 ft. (19 x 4.5-m) patrol launch for the Hong Kong Immigration Department awaits the installation of a pair of Cummins QSK19 engines with 3:1 ZF gears in an adjacent shed. The launch, built to Hong Kong Marine Department standards, has a pair of Cummins/ Onan generator sets and a 15-knot running speed.

On the inland side of the building sheds, steel is being cut and shaped for additional projects. At the fitting out dock, a 96-ft. (29.4-m) tug, with an 28-ft. (8.7- m) beam and a molded depth of 13-ft. (4.1-m), is having a pair of 12-cylinder 1,200-hp Cummins KTA38- M2 engines fitted - driving through a ZF 6:1 reduction gears to turn four-bladed propellers in kort nozzles.

Known as T.B.Martha I, the 2,400-hp BV-classed ocean-going tug, was ordered by a Singapore-based broker on behalf of an Indonesian customer. With a free running speed of 12 knots, the bollard pull on the Dutch-built Mampaey Off Shore Industries towing hook will be 40 tons, and a large hawser winch on the bow equips the tug well for ship handling.

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