By Eddy Puah
SIBU: With the successful launching of harbour tug Samalaju Jaya, there are now nine work boats powered by YANMAR in Bintulu Port. The 10th harbour tug to run on YANMAR marine engine is scheduled for completion by the middle of this year.
These harbour tugs are powerful and reliable and can be seen all around Sarawak’s busiest port and the vast majority are installed and commissioned by PANSAR.
At the ship christening ceremony yesterday, Samalaju Jaya got off to a grand start with a successful launch at around 9am to loud cheers from the guests.
The other tug – Kidurong Jaya – was launched earlier this year. Both tugs are built and operated (complete with crew) by Sing Kiong Hong Dockyard for Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd.
The tugs are powered by YANMAR’s Marine Diesel Engine model 6N21A – SW. This range of marine engine like its predecessors is known for its power, fuel efficiency and reliability.