FIFTEEN delegates from IET Brunei Darussalam recently boarded the PTAS Amanah Vessel 2 at the Kuala Belait Wharf as part of a technical visit.
The vessel is one of nine infield utility vessels operated by Brunei’s PTAS Marine Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Shell Petroleum’s (BSP) offshore platforms.
The vessel features a 100-square metre aft working deck capable of carry 10 tonnes of cargo. An aft platform is fitted for personnel transfers. The main deck cabin seats 30 personnel and can accommodate 100 survivors in the event the vessel is called into an emergency situation.
The IET delegates, comprising professionals, lecturers and ITB engineering students, toured the sick bay located on the deck, the galley, the engine room, crew mess and the food storage area for the vessel’s 12 crew members. They were also able to inspect the accommodation space below deck, and were enlightened on the vessel’s firefighting capabilities and its propulsion systems. The vessel has a service speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 21.5 knots.
The visit provided the delegates a good overview of the activities and processes involved in marine vessels.