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Protecting the Dutch Caribbean Islands: The DCCG has ordered 12 new 38

De? ant model patrol boats from Metal Shark Boats. (Photo: Metal Shark Boats) pany delivered a 52-foot St. John’s Class Designed in-house by Metal Shark and from unfriendly ? re. Shockwave Corbin lation, this vessel delivers a top speed of launch to Delta Launch Services, the built at the company’s Jeanerette, Loui- shock-mitigating seating has been pro- more than 60 knots and is suited for safe, operating company for the Associated siana production facility, the welded vided for a crew of six, and anti-fatigue long-distance crossings through its dou-

Branch pilots on the SW Pass of the Mis- aluminum, enclosed-pilothouse, the 38 ? oor covering has been employed in ble-stepped hull design, high freeboard sisssippi. New orders yet to be ful? lled De? ant model monohull patrol boats the pilothouse and the belowdecks crew and low center of gravity. It also acts as include one from Lake Charles Pilots for are the result of a multi-year effort by spaces. A urethane-sheathed, closed-cell a highly suitable open platform for car- its fourth Gladding-Hearn launch, with the DCCG to procure a replacement for foam Wing collar provides durable and rying specialized equipment needed for delivery schedules for 2019 and an order its ? eet of open-cockpit RIBs. The new resilient fendering. For extended patrols private expeditions.

from Seaway Pilots Inc based in Cape vessels will serve as the DCCG’s main at sea, accommodations include an en- The new delivery will feature a full-

Vincent, New York for a Chesapeake interceptors, patrolling the territorial closed head compartment, galley, and height windscreen with defroster out-

Class boat, with delivery scheduled for waters of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. v-berth. lets and windscreen wipers. In addition, early 2020. Eustatius, St. Maarten, and Saba. Additional Metal Shark vessels for a side wall canopy solution will make

Powered by twin Cummins Marine patroling the islands of Aruba and St. it possible to close off the cockpit dur-

QSB6.7 diesel engines coupled with Maarten are currently in production, ing winter or in adverse weather condi-

Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard orders Konrad 680B counter-rotating dual-prop with deliveries slated for later this year. tions. Fitted with heat outlets, the boat new patrol vessels from Metal Shark stern drives, the 38 De? ant reaches top can comfortably be used in the harsh

Four new high-speed patrol boats speeds in excess of 45 knots. climatic conditions found in Norwegian manufactured by Louisiana, USA-based A fully-enclosed pilothouse shields Norsafe con? rms repeat order for waters. The ? ush aft deck with cargo shipbuilder Metal Shark for the Dutch the crew from the elements, while Metal Munin S1200 Open patrol boat rails can carry racks and mounting hard-

Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) have Shark’s ‘Pillarless Glass’ pilothouse Norsafe has con? rmed that an undis- ware for bikes, kajaks and other equip- been commissioned on the island of Cu- arrangement is designed to ensure un- closed repeat customer has signed an ad- ment and the forward console cabin will racao. The new vessels are the ? rst to be impeded visibility, day or night, while ditional order for one of the company’s be decked out with a sleepover solution delivered to the DCCG under a 12-boat specially engineered composite armor Munin S1200 Open patrol boats With its for extended expeditions.

order announced last year. panels provide ballistic crew protection triple Mercruiser inboard engine instal- 104 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • NOVEMBER 2018

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