(Kum Chum, what a joke, must be all school kids?)
lol I went to one naming ceremony, we might have met?
It was the one where they had to the previous vessel alongside that should have been named but JF rejected it. It had a blown up gearbox, as normal in Singapore they left it out in the rain during the build and on the sea trial or the bollard pull it blew up, oh damn, full of water instead of oil.
Wartsila couldnt deliver another for like 12 months so Jaya owned it.
Re the cheating, the Naval architects should loose any license and maybe the shipyards or perhaps they are in collusion with consultants to give them business from the NA’s cockups?
How can you keep making the same beginner mistakes for decades?
Asian shipyards are a gift to foreign mech eng consultants fixing their cockups.
I have a big list of beginner design faults from those vessels, Sea??? I worked on 3 of them
The shaft gens should haveput them all off hire but, in the boom times you can get a DP2 vessel on hire with one shaft gen.
I dont think any of them had both shaft gens installed at any time after commissioning?
The accommodation was nice i must say.
All welding very nice although lots of cracks as class had approved something that was just too thin.
JF also very smart as he got build dates prior to mandatory FMEA’s so the yards cut every corner they could.
None of them were actually DP2 as they were full of single faults.