Production Starts on SWATH Revenue Cutters

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
On December 10, the first steel plate was flame cut for a revenue cutter in SWATH technology. This action represents the official start of production of two revenue cutters in SWATH technology which will be built by Nordseewerke GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The contractor is the Procurement Agency of the German Federal Customs Administration. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in May 2009. The German Federal Customs Administration has chosen a vessel with SWATH characteristics in order to ensure an optimum realization of its sovereign tasks – together with other authorities. The revenue cutters have a displacement of less than 1,000 tons and are driven diesel-electrically. The boats will be built according to German Lloyd regulations and will have the following main features:
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