The Nigerian firm Fymak Marine & Oil Services has recently taken delivery of a new crewboat designed and built by Horizon Shipbuilding of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama.
‘The M/V Chinyelugo is 170 ft long with a 31 ft beam and 13.5 ft molded depth.Propulsion on the aluminum vessel is provided by four Cummins KTA-50 M2 engines each delivering 1800 HP at 1800 RPM through Twin Disc MGX 6848 gears with 2.58:1 ratios to Hamilton HM811 water jets. The crewboat has a design speed of 30 knots. The vessel is fitted with a 230 HP Thrustmaster of Texas bow thruster. Cummins Mid-South LLC also provided 110 kW auxiliary engines.The boat will work with a crew of eight and is capable of carrying 60 passengers and 225 tons of deck cargo. Tankage includes 121,214 liters of fuel, 138,207 liters of water and 1304-liters of lube oil. A five-ton knuckle-boom crane from Morgan Crane is mounted forward on the main deck. Coastal Machinery supplied the anchor winch.