Carmel Head

15m fast wind farm support and crew transport vessel.

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April 2008 - South Boats, Cowes UK.
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Workboat Code of Practice Category 2, up to 60 miles from safe haven with up to 12 passengers.
Length 15.43m
Beam 6.3m
Depth 1.7m
Draft 0.7m
Main Engines
2 x Scania D12 69m, each 625 BHP at 2,100 rpm on commercial rating, driving through ZF 350 reduction gearboxes to oversized Ultra Dynamics UJ 451 jets for maximum low down thrust when holding station at wind farm turbines.
24 knots maximum to provide comfortable 20 knot cruising.
Fuel Capacity
2500 litres.
Navigation Aids
Magnetic and GPS compasses, GPS, 2 x VHF radios including GMDSS, 2 x radars, electronic chart display, echosounder, navtex, telephone, AIS, e mail and internet access, windspeed indicator. MOB Location system.
Seating & Accommodation
Individual crew and passenger seating for up to 14 in total with sprung safety seats, footrests, storage areas. WC, shower, galley, one bunk below. Eberspacher heating.
Included Equipment
Specially developed Mk IV bow fendering and boarding platform with rubber fendering. A strong box section bow platform with sprung fastening for 'give' when landing, and built out 'nib' that fits between the boat landing piles locating the boat and providing a shorter step off distance to the ladder, from a bow platform with safety rails. Onan silenced, keel cooled 6.8 kw generator set. Palfinger PK 4501 M hydraulic crane. Spencer Carter hydraulic capstan forward. Side bulwark doors, CCTV system to monitor engine rooms, forward and aft deck.
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