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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

High Speed Patrol Boat News

Chuan Hup Unit Secures Patrol Boat Contract

Chuan Hup Holdings Ltd.'s joint venture company Asia-Pac Geraldton Pte Ltd. secured a $11.9 million contract to build seven high-speed patrol boats for the Singapore Police Force (Coast Guard). The company had previously secured a $29.7 million contract to build 18 patrol boats and two command boats for the Singapore police in September 1997, with an option to buy up to another 21 boats. The police force has now exercised its option to buy another seven patrol boats.

U.S. Donates Patrol Boats for Indonesian Police

The U.S. government handed 15 patrol boats to the Indonesian police and agreed for additional funding for police reform totaling $6.4m. The high-speed patrol boats and support equipment are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), funded by the State Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), the U.S. Embassy said in a statement. The patrol boats will be deployed in the waters of Sulawesi, Sumatra and Kalimantan to assist the police in their maritime security efforts throughout the archipelago.   Source: Xinhua

New Patrol Boat Delivered to Puerto Rico PD

The Puerto Rico Police Department's new Metal Shark 35 Defiant, operating off the coast of San Juan. (PRPD Photo)

The Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has taken delivery of a new patrol boat from Louisiana-based boatbuilder Metal Shark. The new 35-foot Defiant welded aluminum pilothouse patrol vessel, built at Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, La. production facility, joins the fleet of 36-foot Metal Shark Fearless-class high performance center console patrol boats delivered to the PRPD a year ago. The PRPD’s new patrol boat features a fully-enclosed, climate-controlled pilothouse for all weather operation, outfitted with Shockwave shock-mitigating seating for a crew of four, the builder said.

Strategic Marine Wins Contract To Provide High-Speed Patrol Vessels

Western Australian owned international shipbuilding company Strategic Marine has been contracted to provide high-speed patrol vessels for the Australian Federal Police. The three 16 metre vessels will be manufactured for use by Indonesian authorities. Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor says the construction of three high-speed patrol boats for the Indonesian National Police is well underway, as part of support from the Gillard Government to help tackle people smuggling in the region.

Schat-Harding Delivers Chinese Patrol Boat

Schat-Harding has expanded production at its Chinese plant to build the first of a series of new design high-speed patrol boats. The first 10 m UP1000 patrol boat can reach 32 knots and was delivered during March to Shan Dong Maritime Safety Administration for use in coastal patrol work. Designed in China and powered by twin Volvo diesels, the UP1000’s glass-fibre twin hull and double knuckle configuration can be fitted for engine options giving up to 45 knots top speed. Over Roessland, managing director of Umoe Schat-Harding Ltd and Hans Gustav Mussland, general manager of Umoe Schat-Harding (Qingdao) Ltd handed the vessel over to MSA director Zhang Baochen and vice-director Qu Qiwen at a ceremony in Qingdao.

Schat-Harding Delivers First Chinese Patrol Boat

Schat-Harding has expanded production at its Chinese plant to build the first of a series of new design high-speed patrol boats. The first 10 metre UP1000 patrol boat can reach 32 knots with and was delivered during March to Shan Dong Maritime Safety Administration for use in coastal patrol work. Designed in China and powered by twin Volvo diesels, the UP1000’s glass-fibre twin hull and double knuckle configuration can be fitted for engine options giving up to 45 knots top speed. Over Roessland, managing director of Umoe Schat-Harding Ltd and Hans Gustav Mussland, general manager of Umoe Schat-Harding (Qingdao) Ltd handed the vessel over to MSA director Zhang Baochen and vice-director Qu Qiwen at a ceremony in Qingdao.

MN 100: Willard Marine

1250 N. Grove St. Founded in 1957, Willard Marine designs and builds aluminum and fiberglass boats for government and commercial applications. The company specializes in rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs), high-speed patrol boats and SOLAS-approved rescue boats. The company’s state-of-the-art ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing facility is based in Anaheim, California. An East Coast manufacturing and reconditioning center is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Willard’s capabilities include custom design, fabrication, naval engineering, refurbishment, spare parts, maintenance and crew training.

Norsafe Eyes Military Sector

Photo: Norsafe

Following on it success in the military and professional sector, Norsafe said it will exhibit at Euronaval in Paris Le Bourget, from October 17-21, 2016. “Our business in the military sector is growing year on year and we want to capitalize on this so by exhibiting at Euronaval we can showcase our quality range to buyers from around the world,” said Øystein Schultz Sandberg, Vice President of Sales at Norsafe. On display will be a model of the Munin S1200, Norsafe’s high speed patrol boat.

New Escort Vessel for the U.S. Navy

After 54 years of building only commercial vessels, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered its first high-speed patrol boat for the federal government. The 64-foot screening escort vessel, with the mission of securing high-value Naval assets, will be operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The all-aluminum boat features a C. Raymond-Hunt-designed deep-V hull, with a CPI Marine fender system, and is powered by twin MTU diesel engines and connected to water-jets. Top speed is over 30 knots.

Dometic Awarded Israel Navy Contract

Dometic Environmental Corporation has won orders to supply air conditioning systems for up to 10 new-generation Israel Navy Super Dvora III fast patrol and attack craft. The air conditioning systems include a six-ton Cruisair chiller and multiple air handling units with computerized thermostat controls in all living and operational spaces. Dometic also supplied Cruisair HVAC systems for the earlier Super Dvora I and II vessels. The Super Dvora III high-speed patrol boats are being built by Israel Aircraft Industries’ Ramta Division, which has contracts to build 10 vessels. The versatile Super Dvora III boats are designed for all-weather littoral/brown-water surveillance, search and rescue missions and policing duties, as well as increased blue-water naval operations.

Simrad Radar and VHF Chosen for Coast Guard Patrol Boats

Simrad has been selected to supply radar and VHF communications equipment to 100 patrol boats currently in production for the Yemen Coast Guard. Delivery and installation of the CR44 radar and RD68 dVHF radios for the first 25 boats is underway. Installation will continue throughout the year with the final patrol boat completed by the end of 2004. The CR44 multi-function radar from Simrad’s xx44/54 series of professional GPS ChartRadars, Chartplotters, ChartSounders and ChartRadarSounders has been chosen as the main navigation tool onboard. Including an easy to operate control panel with quick response keys for each function, the CR44 has been designed with user-friendly, yet advanced operation at its core.

Italian Guardia di Finanza select Raymarine

Photo courtesy courtesy FB DesignCarlo Borlenghi 2

Nine new vessels designed by race boat driver and designer Fabio Buzzi and fully equipped with Raymarine electronics, have been delivered to the Guardia di Finanza, the militarized customs and border patrol service responsible for preventing financial crime and smuggling in Italy. The nine boats were officially handed over to the Guardia di Finanza at a ceremony attended by the Italian Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni. FB Design utilises Fabio Buzzi’s expertise to create high speed patrol boats.

Italian Guardia di Finanza Select Raymarine

Italian Guardia di Finanza - Courtesy FB DesignCarlo Borlenghi

Nine new vessels designed by world famous racing boat driver and designer Fabio Buzzi and fully equipped with Raymarine electronics, have been delivered to the Guardia di Finanza, the militarized customs and border patrol service responsible for preventing financial crime and smuggling in Italy. The nine boats were officially handed over to the Guardia di Finanza at a ceremony attended by the Italian Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni. FB Design utilises Fabio Buzzi’s expertise to create high speed patrol boats.

SAFE Boats Bags Homeland Security Order

Image: SAFE Boats

SAFE Boats International informs it has been awarded a contract from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to build up to 52 coastal interceptor vessels (CIV). Should all options be executed, the contract value would exceed $48 million. Bremerton, Wash. Based manufacturer of aluminum vessels SAFE Boats describes its CIV as a 41-foot rugged and maneuverable vessel, capable of high speed interceptions and ultra-tight turns in close proximity to other vessels as well as open ocean speeds over 54 knots.

Strategic Marine Posts More Firsts

Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has broken new ground by winning a contract to build a 23.9m new generation compact tug – the first tugboat signing in the company’s history. The vessel, which has a 60 ton bollard pull, has been ordered by the of – another breakthrough since the Port becomes Strategic Marine’s first client. The steel vessel, which will have a deadweight of 105 tons and a free-running speed of 12 knots, will be powered by a Voith Water Tractor. These propulsion systems have become a byword for safety, reliability and precision in ship-handling and escort applications, with 800 Voith tugs currently operating in 120 ports worldwide.

American MetalCraft Marine Sponsors Seaway Day

Photo courtesy MetalCraft Marine

Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty announced that American MetalCraft Marine of Clayton, New York has been named title sponsor of Seaway Day on Saturday, June 18. American MetalCraft Marine Seaway Day will feature tall ship Lynx, along with local vessels on display including tugboat Bowditch and former military landing vessels Thors Hammer and Maple Grove. The day will be capped off with a live performance by Bad Husbands Club at 7 p.m. in Frink Park.

NYPD Orders Five Boats from Gladding-Hearn

The NYPD’s Harbor Unit ordered from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp.,  five new patrol boats, three 61-footers and two 70-footers. The yard has previously built more than a dozen patrol boats and a fireboats for operation in New York Harbor. The first high-speed patrol boat, designed by C. Raymond Hunt and outfitted for the unit’s dive team, features the shipyard’s Chesapeake Class pilot boat deep-V hull. The new boat measures 61-ft. on deck, with a 17-ft. beam and 3-ft. draft. Unique to this hull design is the squared-off bow, with fendering and knees raised above the main deck to facilitate bow landings. The heated forward-leaning windows in the front and the side and aft windows on the flush-mounted pilothouse offer 360-degree visibility of search and rescue operations.

Brunswick Unveils Aluminum High-Speed Patrol Boat

 the new Brunswick 32-foot Sentry

New Aluminum High-Speed Patrol Boat from Brunswick Commercial and Government Products. Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) has been hard at work on the design of the new Sentry line of high-speed aluminum patrol craft. The inaugural model, the 32-foot Sentry, will make its debut at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Demos on the 32-foot Sentry will be available to agencies beginning in January 2012. Five Sentry models comprise BCGP’s aluminum patrol boat line serving navies, coast guards and law enforcement agencies around the world.

Joint Venture Impresses Off San Diego

The Bollinger/Incat USA combination has hit another high note with the performance of its ship HSV-X1 - aka Joint Venture - at a recent major war game exercise off the U.S. west coast. According to the builders, the vessel played an integral part in the largest joint exercise ever undertaken by the U.S. military - known as Millennium Challenge 2002 (MC02) - which involved more than 13,500 military personnel and hundreds of ships and aircraft throughout the U.S. The war games are a large-scale joint field exercise, utilizing U.S. Army, Navy, Marine, and Special Operations Command personnel. The 313-ft. Joint Venture, on charter from Bollinger/Incat USA, is a high-speed troop and equipment transport which has multi-mission, multi-purpose capabilities.

Joint Venture Impresses Military

The ship HSV-X1, better known as the "Joint Venture", played an integral part in the largest joint exercise ever undertaken by the US military, involving more than 13,500 military personnel and hundreds of ships and aircraft throughout the United States. The war games, known as Millennium Challenge 2002 (MC02), are a congressionally mandated, Secretary of Defense directed, large-scale joint field exercise, utilizing United States Army, Navy, Marine, and Special Operations Command personnel.The exercise began on July 24, and ran until August 15. The 313-ft. "Joint Venture", on charter to the US Government from Bollinger/Incat USA, is a high-speed troop and equipment transport which has multi-mission, multi-purpose capabilities.

Yanmar Rolls Out New Marine Power Offerings

3JH40 inboard engine (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar has already introduced several new products for the marine market in 2018, including a new common rail inboard marine diesel engine touted as the world's smallest, higher horsepower offerings in its mid range series, and expanded joystick controls. Yanmar Marine International has launched the latest addition to its family of new generation common rail (CR) diesel engines, the compact Yanmar 3JH40 inboard engine, at boot Düsseldorf. The three-cylinder 3JH40 has been developed as the marine industry’s smallest CR inboard diesel engine, Yanmar said.

Hybrid Patrol Boat Launched at Port of Rotterdam

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

A new hybrid patrol vessel has entered into service last week at the Port of Rotterdam. The new 25-meter vessel, the RPA 8, can run on both diesel and diesel-electric, and causes less vessel wake and is much more efficient than other Port Authority vessels. RPA 8 was built by Kooiman Group in Zwijndrecht to replace the RPA 3, which had reached the end of its technical and economic service life. RPA 8 uses considerably less fuel, while the hybrid propulsion system enables efficient patrolling at low speeds and reduces the number of hours the diesel engines need to run at low load operation.

Indian Coast Guard Pushes for Boat Deal

The Indian Coast Guard is in the process of acquiring a fleet of modern, high-speed boats to patrol sensitive stretches of the coastline. A proposal to purchase 15 boats is expected to come up for approval on Thursday. The proposal is part of the government's ambitious Coastal Security Plan, which envisages a multi-pronged approach by the Coast Guard, Navy and security agencies in the form of marine police stations, outposts and checkposts with high speed boats for more effective patrolling. Sources said the process for getting these high-speed boats with speeds upto 25 knots is likely to take at least six months and the Coast Guard is likely to begin inducting these vessels into their fleet towards the end of this year.

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