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VESSELS 45m Cat for AZAM 18 Meter Fire-Floats for Bangladesh

Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered a design of two unique ? re-? oats to Khulna Shipyard Ltd. in Bangladesh. The boats will measure 18.9 m x 5.3 m with a special hard chine semi-displacement hull designed for river service and ? tted with twin open style skegs for debris protection.

The all aluminum hulls will be powered by two 560 kW 6135SFM85 John Deere main engines for a speed of 20 knots. Reduction gears will be Reintjes WAF 244 with 2.5:1 reduction ratio driving stainless steel shafts and bronze propellers. Engines are easily removed from ves- sel via matching hatches in main deck and overhead in- house top. Self-propelled CFD simulations run by Robert

Allan Ltd. con? rm the design speed of 20 knots is achiev- able. A single Westerbeke 23.0 EGED generator provides electrical power. Two 2,000 liter/minute ? re pumps will be ? tted, each driven by a 55 kW IVECO diesel engine. The pumps are located low in the boat so priming systems are not required. Two 2,000 liter/minute ? re monitors are lo-

Photo: Incat Crowther cated on the house top within view of the operators in the pilothouse. Foam concentrate capacity is 500 liters and Incat Crowther 45 Main Particulars

Incat Crowther has announced the launch six hydrants are located fore and aft on the main deck. Length, o.a. 148 ft./45.1 m of Kilimanjaro VII, a 45m catamaran passen-

Length Waterline 140.7 ft/42.9 m ger ferry for Azam Marine of Tanzania, Africa.

Beam o.a. 37.7 ft./11.5 m

This vessel is the tenth vessel designed by Incat

Draft (hull) 5 ft./1.5 m

Crowther for the operator, and the seventh ves-

Depth 14 ft./4.25 m sel built for the operator by Richardson Devine

Construction Marine grade aluminium

Marine. The 500-passenger, 35 knot vessel fea-

Fuel Oil 4914 gallons / 18 600 liters tures the operator’s trademark parallel boarding

Fuel Oil (Day tanks) 1057 gallons / 4 000 liters system, whereby ? ve ramps per side load passen-

Fresh Water 528 gallons / 2 000 liters ger and cargo in segregated ? ows. VIP and Royal

Sullage 793 gallons / 3 000 liters

Class passengers board into a discreet stair tower

Passengers 477 directly to the upper deck cabin, whilst economy

Crew 8 passengers load separately aft and midships. The

Speed (Service) 30 knots ? fth ramp is dedicated to luggage trolley move-

Speed (Max) 37 knots

Robert Allan Ltd.

Main Engines 2 x Cummins QSK95-M ments. The boarding system ensures passenger

Power 2 x 2684kW @ 1700rpm classes and luggage trolleys are segregated, re-

Propulsion 2 x KaMeWa 80-S4 Waterjets ducing turnaround time and improving safety,

Generators 2 x Cummins 6-CP 136DM/5 whilst promoting exclusivity for the higher yield

Flag Tanzania passengers.

Class/Survey DNV-GL/NSCV 1C

The vessel seats 224 passengers in its main deck economy cabin, 72 VIP passengers and 18

Royal Class passengers in full lie ? at seats on the mid deck, with the remainder being economy life cost and complexity of a four-engine power passengers in separate areas over three decks. A train. Engine room accessibility is improved over major enhancement from earlier vessels is the a four-engine arrangement, and maintenance and relocation of the wheelhouse to the third deck. operational requirements are reduced. Additional

This con? guration results in panoramic windows dividends are realized in the routing and a reduc- forward on the mid deck, creating a class-leading tion in the duplicity of systems.

experience for occupants of this high-revenue

Kilimanjaro VII excelled in sea trials, operat- space. The luggage room houses up to 10 tonnes ing at a fully loaded speed of 30 knots at low pro- of luggage and cargo, whilst IMO HSC code- portion of MCR to offer very long engine life. compliant stability enhances her safety creden-

She has a top speed in excess of 37 knots and has tials. Kilimanjaro VII is the ? rst fast passenger proven extremely smooth and quiet.

vessel to use a pair of Cummins QSK95-M main

This latest design further demonstrates the deep engines, although Incat Crowther is familiar with operational understanding Incat Crowther shares this model, having utilized them in recent off- with its clients. Part of Azam Marine’s enormous shore deliveries. In this speci? c project, the large success has been based on the vessels being fuel twin engine solution is an effective way of pro- ef? cient, reliable and simple to maintain, a cru- viding more speed whilst avoiding the through- cial trait in Africa.

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