Blue Petra 1

Strategic Marine  (S) Pte Ltd, a specialist international aluminium shipbuilder, has delivered a new 40-meter Fast Crew Boat…

Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd, a specialist international aluminium shipbuilder, has delivered a new 40-meter Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to Malaysia-based Blue Petra Sdn Bhd (Blue Petra), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Ocean Supply & Services (Great Ocean).

On September 19, 2022, the vessel was delivered.

Great Ocean is a licensed Petronas contractor and a preferred supplier to the Malaysian oil and gas industry.

Blue Petra focuses on providing FCBs to provide support offshore operations in Malaysian waters.

Blue Petra 1 is the first FCB delivered to the Great Ocean. It is a Generation 3 FCB, designed to meet the specific requirements of oil majors across the globe. Powered by three Caterpillar C32 engines, the vessel’s station-keeping and maneuvering capability is enhanced by a tunnel thruster mounted at the bow. The vessel also includes a remote-controlled water monitor with a capacity of 1200m3/hr, allowing it to perform external fire-fighting roles and safety standby duties effectively.

“We are very pleased to take delivery of Blue Petra 1, which was built to the exact specifications that met our requirements,” said Mr. Syed Mohd Shahriman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Ocean. “This not only demonstrates Strategic Marine’s ability to continue to provide bespoke-designed vessels but also demonstrates a thorough and good understanding of our operating requirements.” With the addition of this new vessel, we can provide a broader range of services to our clients.”

The FCB accommodates 16 berths in seven cabins, a large galley and mess area with dry store to cater for a large crew with extended operational endurance.

Meanwhile, the passenger saloon offers 80 comfortable reclining seats arranged with either single or twin seats in each row, affording additional space and privacy. It has a cargo area of 120m2 and a deck strength of 2t/m2.

Blue Petra 1 is the 73rd FCB built by Strategic Marine, and the successful delivery of this vessel shows our commitment in developing and constructing custom-built, high-specification vessels by working closely with our clients,” added Mr Wayne Poh, Strategic Marine’s General Manager, Commercial. “We are delighted by the reception of this vessel, and we look forward to a strong, continued partnership with Great Ocean.”

The vessel – which was ordered in January 2022 – successfully completed its sea trials on 13th September 2022, its performance exceeding expectations.

Strategic Marine provides service and maintenance, fabrication and engineering, marine logistics services and financial services and solutions for its products – providing a complete turnkey, asset lifecycle solution for its clients.

Southerly Designs continues to deliver cutting-edge designs to its partners and thoroughly enjoys its partnership with Strategic Marine.

MV Blue Petra 1 - 40m Fast Crew Boat