Home' Work Boat World : March 2010 Contents US-based SeaArk Marine recently delivered
the 'Captain Kenneth H. Scarbrough,' a
15.25-metre Dauntless Class patrol vessel,
to the Port of New Orleans.
The vessel will be operated by the New
Orleans Harbour Police and used for a
variety of port security, maritime response,
and emergency rescue missions throughout
the Port of New Orleans waterway systems.
Additionally, the vessel will support the US
Coast Guard in its various marine
safety/security missions along the Lower
The SeaArk 15.25-metre Dauntless
is based on a proven hull designed by
C. Raymond Hunt & Associates and is
constructed of all-welded, marine grade
aluminium. The state-of-the-art vessel is
designed as a command and control vessel.
To facilitate its mission as a command
and control vessel, a nav/command centre is
located in the lower cabin where Teledyne
specialty electronics equipment is housed.
The 'Captain Kenneth H. Scarbrough'
is equipped with Teledyne Solution's
(TSI) Maritime Domain Awareness
and Interoperable Communications
The MDACS component installed on the
vessel allows interoperable communications
between virtually any two or more different
communication systems. For the first time,
all first responders operating within the Port
of New Orleans in an emergency situation
are able to communicate regardless of the
communications system they have been
equipped with by their organisation.
MDACS is able to link communication
from first responders using land-lines, cell
phones, satellite phones, UHF radios, VHF
marine radios, and other radio systems used
throughout the state regardless of frequency
or whether they are digital or analog.
Additional outfitting includes a KVH
satellite phone, KVH satellite TV system,
ICOM 602 VHF, CCTV system, Simrad
VTS/AIS, Garmin Electronics suite, and
thermal infrared. The lower cabin also
includes crew quarters, a galley, a head,
storage lockers, settee/situation awareness
area and arms locker.
The main propulsion engines are twin
CAT C-18 engines each rated at 652kW,
with Twin Disc AQM-17 gears. For onboard
electrical service, a 20kW Northern Lights
generator and 30 amp shore power are
provided. Fully operational, the boat
achieves a maximum speed of 35 knots.
For year round operation, the 'Captain
Kenneth H. Scarbrough' is equipped with
heating and air conditioning throughout
the pilothouse and lower cabin.
The vessel has been given the name of a
New Orleans pilot who died in the line of
duty in 1969 when a freighter collided with
an oil-laden barge near the Greater New
Orleans Bridge and sank while burning.
The pilot is remembered as a hero for
refusing to flee the burning vessel until it
was successfully anchored at a safe distance
from the city's wharves, losing his life in
For further information contact:
SeaArk Marine, Monticello, Arkansas, USA.
PH: +1 870 367 9755,
Type of vessel:
New Orleans, USA
Port of New Orleans, USA
Port of New Orleans, USA
SeaArk Marine / Raymond
Hunt & Associates, USA
SeaArk Marine, USA
2 x CAT C-18, each 652kW
2 x Twin Disc AQM-17
2 x ZF, 5-bladed, 838mm
1 x 20kW Northern Lights
2 x Garmin GSD 22
Garmin GSD 22
Teledyne Solution MDACS
Garmin GPS MAP 5212
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