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Customs patrol boat
Hong Kong Marine
Hong Kong Customs and
Lung Teh Shipbuilding,
Lung Teh Shipbuilding,
Steel hull, aluminium
2 x Caterpillar 3516C,
each 2,240kW at 1,800rpm
2 x fixed pitch propeller
2 x Caterpillar C4.4,
Lung The Shipyard
5 x crew cabins
with mess and pantry
Lung Teh Shipyard, a leading builder
of high-speed vessels, has designed,
constructed and delivered the first of three
30-metre, steel patrol boats to the Hong
Kong Marine Department in August 2009.
Designed to perform patrol and search
law enforcement duties in Hong Kong
waters, the vessel has a V-shaped, hard
chine hull and transom stern with good
resistance, sea-keeping and manoeuvring
and low noise and vibration performance
in weather conditions up to Sea State 5,
providing an effective observation platform
for crews engaged in continuous operations
while minimising fatigue.
The vessel was constructed with a
steel hull and a two-tiered aluminium
superstructure, in accordance with the
Lloyd's Register "Rules for Classification of
Special Service Craft".
The vessel is powered by twin
Caterpillar 3516C main engines, with
power transferred via twin ZF 7550V
reduction gears driving two fixed pitch
propellers to perform both high and low
speed missions in HKSAR waters.
The air-conditioned wheelhouse, located
on the second tier of the superstructure, is
designed for six officers and in a
configuration that provides three consoles
-- steering, engine monitoring and
communication. All of the consoles are
ergonomically configured with the more
frequently used controls grouped within
easy reach of a man of normal Asian stature
in a sitting position.
The crew mess and pantry rooms are
located on the main deck. Five crew cabins,
including one female cabin, are located
under the main deck, along with toilet and
One 6.5-metre, aluminium, heavy-duty,
rigid hull inflatable boat with a capacity for
ten people is located on the aft main deck
along with a rapidly launched / recovered,
single-arm rescue boat crane system.
The vessel is equipped with a maritime
surveillance system complete with day and
night sensors which can provide covert
detection and observation of all types of
targets in poor visibility, total darkness or
bad weather and at a distance far beyond
the limits of normal human vision.
After successful sea trials in Taiwanese
and Hong Kong waters, the vessel was
delivered to the Hong Kong Customs and
Excise Department and subsequently
entered into service executing sea patrols.
Another two vessels were to be delivered
to the Hong Kong Customs and Excise
Department before the year's end.
For further information contact:
Lung Teh Shipbuilding, Taiwan.
PH: +886 2265 71830, FX: +886 2265 71746,
November 2009 WORK BOAT WORLD
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