Strategic Marine Delivers First of Two New Fast Crew Boats

Posted on October 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. by

The Maritime Executive

Strategic Marine delivers the first of two new Fast Crew Boats


to Malaysian customer Blue Petra Sdn Bhd


The 40 meter vessel is the first Gen 3 fast crew boat delivered to the new customer
Blue Petra 1 is the 73rd Fast Crew Boat successfully delivered by Strategic Marine


International specialist aluminum shipbuilder Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd has delivered a new 40 meter Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to Malaysian company Blue Petra Sdn Bhd (Blue Petra), a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Ocean Supply & Services (Great Ocean). The ship was delivered on September 19, 2022.


Great Ocean is an approved Petronas contractor and preferred supplier to the Malaysian oil and gas industry. Blue Petra is focused on providing FCB to support offshore operations in Malaysian waters.


Blue Petra 1 is the first FCB delivered to Great Ocean. It is a generation 3 FCB, designed to meet the specific requirements of oil majors around the world. Powered by three Caterpillar C32 engines, the vessel’s station-keeping and maneuvering ability is enhanced by a bow-mounted tunnel thruster. The vessel also includes a remote-controlled water monitor with a capacity of 1200 m3/h, enabling it to effectively perform external firefighting roles and safety watch functions.


“We are very pleased to take delivery of Blue Petra 1, which has been built to exact specifications that met our requirements,” said Mr. Syed Mohd Shahriman, CEO of Great Ocean. “This not only indicates Strategic Marine’s ability to continue to deliver custom designed vessels, but also a thorough and good understanding of our operational requirements. With the addition of this new ship, we can offer a wider range of services to our customers.


FCB can accommodate 16 berths in seven cabins, a large galley and a mess with a dry store to accommodate the needs of a large crew with extended operational endurance. Meanwhile, the passenger lounge offers 80 comfortable reclining seats arranged with single or twin seats in each row, providing more space and privacy. It has a loading area of ​​120m2 and a deck force of 2t/m2.


Blue Petra 1 is the 73rd FCB built by Strategic Marine, and the successful delivery of this vessel demonstrates our commitment to developing and building bespoke, high-specification vessels by working closely with our customers,” Mr. Wayne added. Poh, managing director of Strategic Marine. , Commercial. “We are delighted with the welcome of this vessel and look forward to a strong and continued partnership with Great Ocean.”


The vessel – which was commissioned in January – successfully completed its sea trials on September 13, 22, with performance exceeding expectations.


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


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Earnest A. Martinez