Construction of a 42-meter patrol vessel for an operation in Thailand is well underway, naval architect Incat Crowther said.
The vessel is built by Seacrest Marine and was developed as a solution to a strict set of mission requirements for use in patrol, rescue and enforcement activities in Thai inland waters.
The ship will be the eighth vessel designed by Incat Crowther to be built by Seacrest Marine and will accommodate 16 crew members and six officers below decks with a 14-day endurance.
The main deck will house the crew and officers’ messes, galley and stores, laundry, captain’s cabin and weapons stores with a full deck. The aft deck is equipped with a deck crane and a fast rescue vessel for sea boarding activities.
The upper deck houses a radio room and the ship’s office. Deck-mounted weapons are located around the outer decks, as is a firefighting monitor.
Powered by three MTU 16V2000 M86 main engines driving fixed-pitch propellers, the vessel will have a top speed of over 34 knots. Shallow draft was a key requirement, which was met by the incorporation of Incat Crowther’s highly efficient propeller tunnels.
The ship is scheduled for sea trials later this year.
Overall length: 134 ’10 “/ 42m
Hull length: 131 ‘3 “/ 40m
Waterline length: 127 ‘4 “/ 38.8 m
Total width: 26 ‘/ 7.9 m
Draft (hull): 5 ‘/ 1.5m
Draft (propeller): 6 ‘3 “/ 1.9 m
Depth: 14 ‘2 “/ 4.3 m
Construction: Marine grade aluminum
Fuel oil: 6,340 gallons / 24,000 liters
Fresh water: 2,642 gallons / 10,000 liters
Gray water: 264 gallons / 1000 liters
Sullage: 264 gallons / 1000 liters
Propulsion and performance
Speed (Service): 30 knots
Speed (Max): 34 knots
Main motors: 3 x MTU16V2000 M86
Power: 3 x 1,630 kW at 2,450 rpm
Propulsion: 3 x fixed pitch propellers
Generators: 2 x 134 kW