Swire's New PSV Pacific Legacy Named at Japan's Maizuru Shipyard

Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) announced Monday that the firm celebrated the naming of its second L Class vessel, Pacific Legacy in Japan July 17.

The naming ceremony was held at Maizuru Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU). Over 30 people attended the naming ceremony. Jeanne Sumantri, the wife of Michael P. Ellsworth, CEO of Altus Logistics, graced the occasion as the Lady Sponsor.

“The delivery of Pacific Legacy in Japan continues our successful collaboration with JMU. The L Class series are very high quality vessels, designed for fuel efficiency and with a specification aligned to the exacting requirements of our clients around the world,” says Managing Director of SPO, Neil Glenn.

This is the second of a series of four L Class vessels that SPO has commissioned JMU to build. The first vessel Pacific Leader is currently operating in Africa. The remaining two vessels, Pacific Legend, Pacific Liberty will be delivered over the next six months.

“JMU is proud to work with SPO, a trusted leader in the oil and gas industry. Both SPO and JMU pride ourselves on achieving the highest levels of safety, reliability and quality for our products. We are confident that this new platform supply vessel, Pacific Legacy, will be well sought after by industry players and join its sister vessel Pacific Leader in delivering reliable service to its clients once it enters into service,” says Managing Officer of JMU, Masaaki Kenko.

The L Class vessels (5,258 dead weight ton or DWT), with the fuel-saving design, consisting of newly developed fuel efficient propulsion pods, a four-engine diesel electric power plant, large cargo carrying capacity and bulk cargo system, makes them well suited for supply duties in deep water environments.

The bulbous bow design takes into consideration varying operating speed, draughts and sea states that Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) typically operate in and is designed to maximize its effectiveness over a wide range rather than a tuned design point. The hull is designed for a 7.5-year window between Class required mandatory dockings and propulsion and tunnel thrusters have been selected for their ability to be changed out when the vessel is afloat. The main deck has a clear deck space of 9,816 square feet (912 square meters).


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