2 units of 28m Shallow draft Multi-Cat Workboats on order for the Australian market


2 units of 28m Shallow draft Multi-Cat Workboats on order for the Australian market

A.M.S. Shine & A.M.S. Swissco

The workboats, named A.M.S. Shine & A.M.S. SWISSCO; Designed and built to suit both the Australian waters and standards, these vessels will be constructed simultaneously and will join the fleet around mid 2011. Both vessels will be equipped with efficient and reliable Caterpillar Machinery (Main Engines and Gensets) & other reputable brands of deck machinery to make this a versatile vessel.

Mr. Alan Yeo, Managing Director at A.M.S. Tugs & Barges, said: "With the oil & gas offshore industry moving into full swing in the coming months, these 2 units of 28m Multi-cats will be a worthy addition to our fleet, assisting with the various ports and jetty construction occuring around Australia. We have designed these 2 vessels, A.M.S. Shine & A.M.S. Swissco, to suit the Australian work environment; and have taken into consideration every aspect we believe is important and added it into the construction process."

Both vessels, which will be classed by American Bureau of Shipping to classification 'ABS+A1(E), Towing Vessel,+AMS', will boast a high spec'ed FASSI FX1100AXP.24 knuckle boom crane, capable of lifting 8t @ 11m; ME S'pore 25t Single Drum Winch with 50t Brake Holding Capacity that can be controlled via 3 locations; Class Approved Hydraulic Anchor Handling A-Frame and lower deck accommodation for up to 11 men. Both vessels will also have a high spec'ed Jotun 5 years Paint Specification System.

All safety aspects have been taken into consideration and to accommodate with the high standards of the Australian local authorities. A.M.S. Shine & A.M.S. Swissco will be fitted with SOLAS/Class Approved CO2 Fire Suppression System, SOLAS 2 x 15 men Liferafts & various other life-saving and fire-fighting equipments to SOLAS requirements.

Added Mr. Yeo: " Once both Multi-cats are completed, we have planned for them to be positioned in Dampier, Western Australia, which we believe is the doorway to Australia's offshore industry and there is a shortage of such vessels in the area."

Both vessels, A.M.S. Shine and A.M.S. Swissco will be completed and delivered around the mid of 2011.

Click here to find out more about A.M.S. Shine brief specifications. 
Click here to find out more about A.M.S. Swissco brief specifications.

If there is any charter enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the team at A.M.S. Tugs & Barges.

Category: News

Our Vessels Service Worldwide Operations