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Seattle, USA-based Kvichak Marine
Industries has delivered a 13.5-metre by
four-metre Response Boat Medium -- C
(RBM-C) for operation by the New York
City Police Harbour Unit.
This vessel is the sistership of the
highly successful USCG Response
Boat Medium. The NYPD Harbour Unit
vessel has been customised to meet
the Harbour Unit's mission for the
successful prosecution of counter
terrorism, law enforcement and search
and rescue. The vessel is outfitted with
a forward cabin that includes a
refrigerator, microwave, table and head,
which will be more accommodating for
The all-aluminium vessel is designed by
Camarc Design, UK and powered by Tier II-
compliant twin Detroit Diesel 60 series
engines rated for 615kW each. This will be
the first vessel in the police fleet with Rolls
Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets for
propulsion. This combination allows for
speed, maneuverability and comfort in high
sea states and adverse weather conditions.
The vessel will be named at a special
dedication ceremony in New York City
honoring an officer who was killed in the
line of duty.
The Response Boat Medium -- C for operation by the New York City Police Harbour Unit
Strategic Marine launches new landing craft
Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine
has delivered a 48.5-metre landing
craft, which will service the Australian
offshore oil and gas industry and major
projects including the multi-billion
dollar Gorgon gas project.
The vessel, built for local Western
Australian marine operations company
Bhagwan Marine, will be used in Western
Australia's northwest hydrocarbon province
and has been designed by International
Maritime Consultants to accommodate low
incline beach landings.
The vessel's design features a low angle
bow to enable heavy equipment to be
driven over the ramp door. With a 12.8-
metre beam the vessel can accommodate
up to ten 6.1-metre containers with a
maximum payload of 400 tonnes.
Although it is a multi-cargo vessel, it
will be primarily used to transfer
building and construction equipment in
the areas around Dampier, Onslow and
The vessel, named 'Bhagwan Shaker'
after its sister vessel 'Bhagwan Mover', was
built at Strategic Marine's largest shipyard
at Vung Tau in Vietnam.
Strategic Marine will also build a
second 40-metre crew boat on speculation
after the first 40-metre crew boat the
company built on speculation was
purchased by Singaporean infrastructure
services provider Tiong Woon.
It will be a sister ship to 14 similar
vessels delivered to a number of clients
over the past five years.
Strategic Marine is currently contracted
for more than 25 vessels at its yards in
Australia, Vietnam, Mexico and Singapore,
equating to approximately US$84.5
million (AU$100 million) worth of orders.
The 'Bhagwan Shaker' follows its predecessor 'Bhagwan Mover' into service for Bhagwan Marine at the
Gorgon gas project offshore Western Australia
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