Tuco Marine has delivered the first vessel specially designed and equipped for pilot services
to the shipping company Sea Charter A/S. The vessel, a ProZero 12m DC built at Tuco´s facilities in Faaborg, has been chartered to the Danish National Pilot Service Company DANPILOT, who will use the boat in a new flexible internal boat program. The ProZero 12m DC will enter service at several of DANPILTS pilot stations during the charter.
The vessel underwent sea trials in the cold January conditions offered by the bay off Faaborg. The ProZero 12m DC features a complete protective cabin for the crew, so the tests could be carried out in very comfortable conditions despite the cold weather, the builder said.
As many of the ProZero vessels in Tuco Marines ProZero range, the delivered vessel is equipped with a flexible hang cabin mounted on rubber shocks
to secure optimal sound dampening and crew comfort inside the cabin, along with four suspended seats and a toilet. On the aft deck of the vessel, six seats are built into the exterior through a well thought through aft deck layout including seating’s build into the engine box and engine room ventilations.
The light pilot boat is equipped with a Volvo Penta D6 inboard diesel engine and it is capable of doing more than 27 knots when transporting Pilots and Passengers to or from pick-up points, which will be the boat’s main area of use.
In addition to pilot services, the boat will be used for passenger transport as DANPILOT also preforms crew change operations in their operational areas and the ProZero 12m DC therefore carry all the necessary certificates for transporting passengers. The boat is further equipped with both radar, AIS and a double VHF installation for optimal communication.
The ProZero 12m DC also holds an extra aft-deck steering position and extensive deck lighting fore and aft, and a full camera surveillance system for both onboard and from land surveillance of the vessel and its operations.
The ProZero’s foredeck is equipped with boarding ladders in both side and a bow entrance for boarding installations through the bow.