Palfinger delivers deck equipment for crew transfer vesselCompany News // December 8, 2016
Palfinger Marine has delivered an equipment package including a marine crane and davit to Austal Ltd for a high-speed crew transfer vessel. The 57.6m, all-aluminium catamaran was designed by Incat Crowther and constructed by Austal’s shipyard in the Philippines.
A PK 6500 M electro-hydraulic foldable knuckleboom crane, with a safe working load (SWL) of 880kg at 5.6m outreach, was commissioned in October. The crane has a 1,300kg hydraulic winch installed on the outer boom.
The vessel also has search and rescue capability with an on-board Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) which is available for rapid deployment and a chemical dispersant adding oil spill ‘first response’ capability. Palfinger delivered a hydraulic pivoting A-frame davit, type PRHE, with a SWL of 30kN (3,060 kg) for this craft.