||Length Moulded: 12.8m
This Interceptor 42 Crew Transfer version is designed for mooring, crew transfer and pilotage duties the vessel has a cab f/wd superstructure providing a clear aft working deck for handling ropes and light cargo transportation, as well as crew transfer and patrol duties. Ideal for Ports who deal with the handling of ships ropes during mooring operations.
For the vessels operational role, the superstructure has been moved forward 2,5 meters over the standard pilot boat version to create a large, flush working deck which is fitted with a 3 ton slip hook and a hydraulic capstan for the handling of mooring of ropes. In all other respects she is built as a normal pilot boat in construction and fit out and was built under survey by Bureau Veritas. Typical heavy duty D section fendering all round gives her hull protection. Her wheelhouse has a central helm position to provide a commanding, clear view all round, there are 4 crew seats and all seating is by CAB 300 hydraulic sprung seats. The vessel is typically powered by twin 12 litre engines 400-600hp, with close quarters maneuvering assisted by a hydraulic bow thruster. Engine removal and service is easily and quickly facilitated via a large deck hatch on the aft cockpit. She has a maximum speed of 25kts and a 23-24kts operational service speed on a lightship displacement of 15,300kg (17,000kg loaded) when poered by 500hp engines. The vessel can be very comprehensively fitted out featuring a 4kw generator providing 240v onboard, powering a 24,000btu air conditioning unit to provide a comfortable crew environment in hot climates. Her mast is capable of being lowered forward by an electric actuator operated remotely from the cabin to allow safe passing of ropes onboard, without the risk of snagging the aerials. Her deck is lined with tread master non slip to absorb shocks from steel ropes impacting the deck during rope handling operations, and her aft deck is protected with substantial 60mm dia railings capable of withstanding tough treatment when dealing with heavy ship lines. The vessel features a new aft cabin window design incorporating additional windows of a larger size to aid viewing the aft cockpit when working, which is assisted by a rear view camera with action displayed on her Furuno plotter screen. Her electronics comprise a complete Furuno system of plotter screen, 24nm radar with open array scanner, talk back / hailer system, and 2x Icom VHF radios. The vessel featured here was extensively sea trialed in Cork by Safehaven Marine and her owners were very happy with the vessels handling, sea keeping and crew environment. The vessel was delivered by road and has now entered service in the Port of Venice.
In the cabin, the arrangement features a central helm position. This means boarding can take place to the side best suited to the prevailing conditions, as both port and starboard side benefit from equal visibility. In addition, the helmsman's seating and steering position has been designed with car like ergonomics in mind, allowing fatigue free operation, where all controls fall easily to hand. Visibility is maximized by the use of forward slopping front windows, to easily shed water and reduce glare and reflections. Upper level skylights and roof windows give a clear view overhead. Front screens are demisted by an efficient hot air heater / demister to ensure good visibility at all times. Instrumentation and electronics have been positioned to provide easily viewed navigation and vessel information. A comprehensive electronics package is fitted consisting of two 12" colour displays screens providing GPS plotter navigation, sounder and radar, in addition, AIS readout is integrated into the main displays and a rudder angle position and log provides further information. The layout inside is quite unique. Instead of the usual six pilot seats, (which can be accommodated if required) there are four pilot seats, the aft two have a table in front, and one has a navigation console with a 12" navigation repeater and VHF incorporated. This provides the pilot with a very comfortable seated position, his own navigation station and access to important information, particularly in adverse weather conditions while communicating with approaching vessels. Cameras positioned on the wheelhouse roof looking at at the transom and engine room provide the helmsman with selectable video images displayed on the display units, the transom camera can be invaluable to the coxswain in the event of an emergency recovery as normally the area directly below the transom is not visible from the helm.
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