Oct 08, 2013
DDW-PaxOcean Asia (DPA) has successfully launched the 17,864 BHP anchor handling tug supply vessel, Pacific Discovery. Owned by established offshore shipowner and operator Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd, the vessel christening and launch took place on 8th October 2013 at the DDW-PaxOcean Tuas yard, one of 6 yards operated by companies in the Kuok (Singapore) Limited Group.
Pacific Discovery is the second in a series of two, with sister vessel Pacific Defiance having been delivered in February 2013. Both are built to class ABS and Singapore-flagged.
Pacific Discovery is designed and built with advanced technical capabilities to support the latest generation of semi-submersible rigs. Equipped with DP2 systems and a maximum bollard pull of 230 tonnes, Pacific Discovery also boasts a clear deck space of 650 square metres. The main propulsion engine powers the vessel with 17,864 Brake Horsepower (BHP) certified to IMO Tier II standards. The large capacity 500 MT RRM Brattvagg winches, latest dynamic positioning technology, enhanced station keeping with independent drop down azimuth thruster, anchor recovery frame (ARF) and travelling cranes provide the vessel with added flexibility, versatility and safety. The project has maintained excellent safety records with zero Loss Time Incidents (LTI) to date.
Pacific Discovery is scheduled to be delivered in beginning 2014.
A subsidiary of Kuok Singapore Limited, PaxOcean owns and operates 6 shipyards located in Singapore, China and Indonesia. First established in 2007 in Singapore, PaxOcean offers a wide range of services covering offshore engineering, rig building, ship and rig repair, maintenance and conversion.
For more information, visit us at www.paxocean.com