Australia: Steber Delivers First of 5 Navy Support Vessels MV Koala
The first of 5 Steber Navy support vessels MV Koala, after the launching ceremony on February 9th 2012, was delivered to its new home in Sydney on Sunday, 4th March, 2012.
Sea trials for the vessel, which lasted few weeks, were conducted on Manning River.
The vessel, used by the Defence Force and Government Departments, will work hard and handle extremely well in varying sea conditions whilst maximising comfort for the users.
The contract for five 43’ General Purpose Navy Support Vessels was signed in October last year.
Length overall – 13.83m
Beam amidships – 4.70m I
Draft – 1.50m
Displacement (loaded) – 16.00 t
Fuel capacity – 2,080 l
Water capacity – 400 l
Engine H.R – Single 445HP Yammar
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 9, 2012; Image: steber