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Type of vessel:
Other equipment installed:
Lung Teh Shipbuilding,
2 x Caterpillar C18, each
757kW at 2,300rpm
2 x ZF500
2 x Hamilton
1 x Caterpillar C1.5/ 12 kW
300 nautical miles
1 x Furuno M1953C
1 x Furuno DFF1
VHF, SSB, ICOM,
Furuno SC-50, Optima
Offshore 135 (magnetic)
1 x Furuno GP-320B
SART ACR Pathfinder
3/ EPIRB ACR SAT2
Clear view wipers DS-350,
Bullet-proof NIJ III
50MG, 7.62mm LMG
2 x lifebuoys,
20 x lifejackets
Delivered in May, these three
multi-purpose patrol craft for naval use are
constructed with all-welded marine grade
aluminium alloy plate and are 15 metres
in length, 4.76 metres in breadth and run
at a maximum speed of 40 knots driven by
two Caterpillar C18 diesel engines with
two Hamilton HM461 waterjets, the engine
power is 757kW each.
To suit high wind and winter sea
conditions, the vessels have V-shaped, hard
chine hull forms with a deadrise angle of
21 degrees at midship, a form which has
been proved to provide good seakeeping
capabilities up to Beaufort Scale 6, and
good performance in shallow coastal
waters, as per tests at Hamburg Model Basin
The vessels are specially designed to
carry out missions including: the delivery
of 16 fully-equipped troops in a forced
amphibious landing on sandy and/or rocky
beaches; surveillance at low, medium and
high speeds in coastal waters; the fast
interception and boarding of suspicious
craft; patrolling coastal waters; and, the
prevention of illegal activities.
The scantlings of vessels' hulls were
designed in accordance with Det Norske
Veritas high-speed craft requirements.
The vessels are built to a ballistic
protection standard able to sustain 7.62mm
bullet (Standard: NIJ Level III) attacks at the
wheelhouse, accommodation area and
engine room above the waterline.
The control console is arranged forward
of amidships with three high-vibration
absorption operator seats, and the 18 seats
for passengers are designed to provide 12
berths when converted.
To facilitate embarkation and
disembarkation on beaches, the craft is
designed to have a fore central passage and
a bow ramp driven with electric motor.
The vessels' navigation equipment
includes radar, depth sounder, GPS,
and satellite compass. Communication
equipment includes both VHF and SSB.
The vessels' propulsion systems are
composed of twin Caterpillar C18 main
engines with ZF500 reduction gears,
driving two HM461 waterjets. Electrical
power is developed by a single Caterpillar
C1.5 generator set.
After successful sea trials in Taiwanese
waters, the three vessels were delivered to
their owner and have entered into service.
For further information contact:
Lung Teh Shipbuilding, Taiwan.
PH: +886 2265 71830, FX: +886 2265 71746,
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