Allied Systems Tapped by Coast Guard

Allied Systems Company's DC-8600CTS, a single point 7-meter rigid hull inflatable rescue boat davit system, will equip the USCG Maritime Security Cutter Large. Allied Systems Company's model DC- 8600CTS, a 7-meter rescue boat davit system with an 8,600 lb safe working load, will be installed on the USCG Maritime Security Cutter, Large (WMSL 750).

Currently under construction, the WMSL will be a 421 -ft. vessel with a 4,112-ton displacement at full load. The ship will be powered by a twin-screw combined diesel and gas turbine power propulsion plant designed to travel at maximum speed of 28 knots. The cutter will include an aft launch and recovery area for two rigid hull inflatable boats; a flight deck to accommodate a range of rotary wing manned and unmanned aircraft and state of the art command and control electronics.

Allied System's rescue boat davit system includes an integral boat cradle, active drive constant tension winch, removable boat docking head and control box.

The DC-86000CTS is completely self-contained, requiring only electrical power. It features a watertight tethered electronic control box for normal operations that can be attached to most any desired deck location, in addition to an auxiliary back-up control panel located on the davit. The SOLAS approved davit is powered by a 75 horsepower electro-hydraulic power unit conin structed of 316 stainless steel.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 35,  Dec 2004

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