Incat Crowther to design oil field security vesselVessel & ROV News // April 27, 2015
Incat Crowther has secured a contract to design an oil field security vessel for Veecraft Marine and its client UTM Dredging Ltd.
Two vessels to the design are under construction with future orders pending.
Performance is provided by three Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, each producing 1,450hp at 2,300 rpm. The propeller driven vessel will have a maximum speed of 29 knots. Electrical power is derived from two Caterpillar C4.4 generators and manoeuvrability is enhanced by a Hydro Armor Type 800 bow thruster.
The accommodation arrangement provides generous space for a complement of eight crew and 14 security personnel in single and double berth cabins.
External decks provide plenty of space for transportation of supplies and positions for weapons installations. The aft portion of the hull is fitted with a well, fixed with a hydraulically operated, articulating transom door, for transportation and easy deployment of an 8m fast rescue craft.
The wheelhouse is constructed of Armox 500T steel with bullet proof windows to provide ballistic protection to NIJ Level III.