St. Johns Ship Building of Palatka, Fla. delivered the offshore service vessel (OSV) Sea Strength to A. R. Singh Contractors of Point Fortin, Trinidad. The 157-ft vessel is currently undergoing owner inspections and is available for work in the Caribbean offshore market.
The vessel is now the largest in the A. R. Singh Contractors Ltd. fleet and will expand the company’s reach into the Caribbean offshore market.
The Sea Strength is a twin screw vessel powered by two Caterpillar C32 marine type engines rated at 850 horsepower each at 1,800 RPM with Twin Disc reverse-reduction gears. It features a bow thruster unit driven by a Caterpillar diesel engine rated at 300 horsepower at 1,800 RPM and two John Deere diesel engine powered generator sets, each rated at 99 kW at 1,800 RPM. The OSV is designed to be less than 500 gross tons ITC, have a Trinidadian load line and comply with the Code of Safety for Caribbean Cargo Ships (CCSS Code).
A. R. Singh Contractors Ltd. has served the local Trinidad market since 1978 and provides marine transportation, pipe laying and offshore construction services. A. R. Singh Contractors Ltd. operates a fleet of approximately 20 vessels including tugs, barges, crew boats and supply boats.
St. Johns Ship Building, Inc. is a full service ship building facility with over 30 years combined experience, state of the art equipment and a crane capacity of 500 Tons. The shipyard features over 900′ of bulkhead waterfront including a 400′ launch basin, a 1,200 Ton Dry Dock, a 425′ X 75′ fabrication shop as well as complete carpentry, electrical and machine shops. St. Johns Ship Building is located on a beautiful 98 acre wooded site along the St. Johns River in Putnam County (approximately 68 southwest of Jacksonville, Fla.).
Offshore Energy Today Staff, May 18, 2012