FAST OFFSHORE SUPPLY PTE LTD’S JEWEL OF THE SEA “FOS ORION” GETS ITS GLITTER FROM CAT®POWER
Fire Fighter “FOS Orion” powered by Cat engine models 3516 and C9, all set to play her role in supporting the oil companies’ regional exploration activities.
Taking a leaf out of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” Fast Offshore Supply Pte Limited (FOS) believes and lives the
phrase “Know Thy Enemy. Know Thyself.”
FOS advocates a thorough knowledge of the industry, customers’ requirements and keeping abreast of the global
and local market trends to maintain its course as a market leader.
FOS designs, builds, owns and operates a fleet of 57-60 metres Fast Multi-purpose Supply Vessels (FMSV)
capable of top speeds of over 30 knots which rate them as one of the fastest offshore vessels in South East Asia
and the Arabian Gulf. These serve as a mode of safe, expeditious and economical transportation of passengers
and material in addition to providing standby, utility, towing, ERRV and oil pollution prevention functions to
support oil companies’ exploration, drilling and production activities.
FOS’ vessels are jointly designed by naval architects from Singapore and Norway. These FMSV and 36-40m fast
aluminium crew-boats are built at FOS’ Singapore yard. Operations are carried out by its offices in Singapore and Indonesia.
Only the best will do for FOS and it can only be Caterpillar®engines for all its vessels. “We find Cat engines to be
very reliable and we like the strong support network in the areas we are working in,” declares Director/General
Manager, Mr Andrew Tsui. “Furthermore, we enjoy working with Cat Dealer, Tractors Singapore Limited from the
sales personnel to the ever supportive commissioning and operational support services teams. All these factors
make up the explicit reason why we purchase Cat engines. We appreciate too, the effective support lent by Cat
At the FOS Orion’s commissioning, Mr Tsui looked on with pride as one of his “jewels of the sea” will now ply
international waters to support oil exploration work at the service of 6 major oil companies. Mr Tsui knows full
well this functional and fine-looking FMSV with vital statistics of:
• Ops speed 25 knots
• Large deck for cargo – 110ft by 30ft
• Capability of carrying 80 passengers in business-class size seats
• 20 bunks for passengers
• Certified stand by vessel – classed ERRV B
• Dynamic positioning 1
• Towing vessel – bollard pull 50 tons
• Fire fighting capability FIFI 1
• Option oil pollution equipment
is assuredly powered by 4 units of Cat model 3516B and 3 units C9, supplied and supported by Tractors
Singapore Limited, authorized Cat dealer for Singapore, Maldives and Christmas Island.