The commissioning of the Incat-built 96 metre (315ft) Wave Piercing Sealift Catamaran contracted
to the United States military for a deployment of two years, has taken place at Norfolk, Va.
The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy have joined a consortium led by the U.S. Army to operate Joint Venture HSV-X1 (High Speed Vessel – Experimental One). The craft will serve to enhance mission capability in a broad range of scenarios and this is expected to lead to the acquisition of more tonnage in the future.
According to Incat Chairman Robert Clifford, Joint Venture will play a significant role with each of the five Military arms involved in the project. “Whether that role is one of supply or special services, home defence or even as an aircraft launch & recovery platform everyone can be assured that the role played by Bollinger / Incat USA is one of total support, whatever you need, whenever you need it," Clifford said.