Davits from Norway for Australia's New Patrol Boats
Davits for Austal Cape Class Patrol Boats to be supplied by Vestdavit
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by shipbuilder Austal to supply PLAR-6500 davits to eight new Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) to be built for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
Austal will build the 58.1 m Cape Class Patrol Boats at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Construction of the first vessel is expected to begin soon, with all eight due to be delivered between March 2013 and August 2015. The patrol boats will play a significant role in protecting Australia’s borders from multiple maritime threats. They have been designed to have greater range, endurance and flexibility, as well as enhanced capability to operate in more severe sea conditions than the current Customs and Border Protection fleet.