HSV 2 Swift Completes Sea Trials

Monday, June 14, 2004
In a world first for a commercial based High Speed Craft (HSC), certified and operated in accordance with the HSC Code by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), USN HSV 2 Swift has completed very comprehensive heavy weather sea trials in the North Atlantic Ocean. HSV 2 Swift is a 98 metre Incat SeaFrame configured to US Navy specifications and is designed by Revolution Design in Tasmania, Australia, and built by Incat Tasmania, also in Tasmania, Australia. HSV 2 Swift is contracted to the US Navy, through Military Sealift Command by Bollinger Incat USA. During an aggressive operational and experimental tempo, HSV 2 Swift has transited parts of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Norwegian Sea in a short 9 months. During this operational period HSV 2 SWIFT has performed to an exceptional standard and has impressed the US Navy Commands. The late May 2004 North Atlantic heavy weather trials consisted of multiple numbers of dedicated trials in heavy weather during which the craft was carefully monitored by the US Navy NAVSEA and NSWCCD community to ensure that the structure could satisfactorily endure extreme weather. Bollinger Incat , Incat and Revolution Design executives and engineers visited HSV 2 Swift on her return to Little Creek, Virginia and conducted extensive ships hull and super structure surveys together with US Navy and ABS senior engineers. Some minor super structure damage was found and there was no hull damage. ABS engineers report the results as ‘outstanding’ and have gained high regard for the quality of the design and construction quality behind Incat craft. ABS has been working very closely with Bollinger Incat USA, as the construction of Incat craft within continental United States becomes closer. Gary Davidson, Senior Design Engineer from Revolution Design reported: “The surveys conducted have been done to a very fine detail and with good knowledge of what the craft has been exposed to. We are very proud of the design and structure. The main structure has performed exceptionally well. There is some minor damage in the resiliently mounted non structural superstructure”.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Workboats

Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Mercury Marine is adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc. The expansion will consist of 45,

Englishman: 11th Humber Tug Bears the Name

Humber tugboat operator SMS Towage has drawn on an old name for the latest addition to its fleet. The new Englishman is the 11th Humber tug to bear the title, in

Ulstein Verft's First Wind Service Vessel Launched

Shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has launched its first vessel within the renewable energy segment, and also the first with the newly-developed X-STERN hull line design.

Navy

This Day In Naval History: May 2

1863 - During the Civil War, the steam screw sloop Sacramento, commanded by Captain Charles S. Boggs, seizes the British blockade-runner Wanderer off Murrells Inlet, N.

VDRs Refit on UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships

Danelec Marine informs it has supplied new-generation Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for three U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD) vessels.

French PM: Aussie Subs to be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he was committed to building all of a new Australian submarine fleet in Australia, apparently contradicting the

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0761 sec (13 req/sec)