Dutch Pilot Boats Under Construction

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Photo courtesy Kvichak

Kvichak Marine Industries and Camarc Design, UK have teamed up once again this year in close cooperation with the owner to design and build three 72-ft all weather fast pilot boats, for pilot operation in the ports along the Dutch coast and operated by the Dutch Pilotage Organization ( DPO).

With a 75.1-ft overall length and an overall beam of 22.3 ft, the all-aluminum vessels are powered by twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT engines, coupled to ZF 3050 marine gears.  Hamilton 651 water jets are the chosen propulsors.  This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed of about 28.5 knots fully loaded.

To meet the stringent emission regulations set by the authorities of the Port of Rotterdam, each DPO boat will be equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction system and a diesel particulate filter.  The emission performance will have a reduction of 98 percent of particulate matter and 60 percent reduction of NOx and SOx, fulfilling all new requirements by IMO and EU guidelines.

Completion dates are scheduled for January 2010, February 2010 and April 2010.   

Specifications:
Length, o.a.    75.1 ft
Beam, over guard    22.3 ft
Draft (RFS)    3.6 ft
Fuel capacity    1110 gals
Pop-Safe fendering
Rescue platform
Seating for 3 operators & 12 pilots
Floating & removable house

(www.kvichak.com)

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Workboats

DNV Type Approved Anchor Winch for the Arctic Prowler

JK Fabrication has landed DNV certification for its 40-30-3000-DNV series Anchor Winch. Culminating a two-year process, JK’s C-series winch was at last awarded

Pumps Reach Sinking Shrimper Just in Time

A commercial fishing vessel from Brownsville is slowly making its way back to port, thanks to some quick actions by its crew and Coast Guard units, informs the US Coastguard,

North Sea Atlantic Joins the Technip fleet

On Saturday July 26, 2014, a ceremony was held in Bergen to officially name the latest new subsea construction vessel to join the Technip fleet, the North Sea Atlantic.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1664 sec (6 req/sec)