Two Patrol Vessels Delivered in Nigeria
The construction of M/V Hezekiah and M/V Lady Dora, two 35-meter offshore security patrol vessels, has been completed for an undisclosed client in Lagos, Nigeria. The vessels are designed by Incat Crowther, classed by Bureau Veritas (BV) and were constructed by Veecraft Marine in Cape Town, South Africa.
The vessels are slated to provide surveillance, intervention and protection to offshore assets of the Nigerian AGIP Exploration (NAE) located in the Gulf of Guinea. The vessels are also capable of providing replenishment of crews, fuel, and potable water to the NAE offshore facilities.
Propulsive power for the vessels is supplied by three Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, each producing 1,450hp at 2,300 rpm, driving Teinbridge fixed pitch propellers through ZF 3050 gearboxes. The vessels have a service speed of 25 knots.
Electrical power is provided by two Caterpillar C4.4 generators and maneuverability is enhanced by a Hydro Armor Type 800 bow thruster.
The efficiently arranged accommodations provide generous space for a complement of 22 crew and security personnel as well as 15 passengers. Included in the accommodations are 11 staterooms, five heads, a medical room, galley, crew lounge, mess area, laundry space, and a walk-in cooler. External decks provide plenty of space for transportation of supplies and also include armored positions for weapons installations. The aft portion of the hull is fitted with an integrated RHIB well with a hydraulically actuated transom door for easy deployment of an 8m fast rescue craft. The pilothouse is constructed of ballistic resistance steel and windows to provide protection to NIJ Level III.