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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:20 pm

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New Patrol Boat For Monaco’s Marine And Airport Police Division
To mark its 60th anniversary, Monaco's Marine and Airport Police Division has acquired a new boat. Advocated by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, this future launch, which is 26 metres in length, will be the Principality's main state vessel, since it is unique in the Mediterranean Basin. It will be armed and fitted with the latest navigation and rescue-at-sea technology. The identity of its patron will be unveiled during the naming on Port Hercule, as tradition dictates.

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The aluminium hulled built patrol boat from the Italian shipyard of Effebi at Carrera, she will have a hull length of 22 metres and an overall length of 23.80 metres making it the largest patrol boat ever to operate in the waters offshore from Monaco. Construction has completed in the Carrera shipyard of Effebi, one of three yards operated by the parent company Mangusta that also builds a range of fast leisure craft. Effebi was established in 1983 by the Balducci family to exploit the company’s expertise in high-performance designs into the military and para-military sectors.
The Monaco patrol boat will have a displacement of 60 tonnes with a beam of 5.60 metres. The hull is a conventional monohull with a cutaway forefoot and full hull lines, designed to cope with adverse sea conditions. Construction is in composites, the material in which the company specialises and a heavy-duty fendering system is in place to protect the hull when going alongside at sea.
Power comes from a pair of Caterpillar diesels of type C32, that each produce 1342kW and these drive through a conventional shaft and propeller system. Twin bow thrusters are fitted to give redundancy and to assist with manoeuvring within the tight confines of Monaco harbour. The engines feature the latest emission control systems in order to make the vessel as green as possible without compromising the performance. The top speed is predicted to be in the region of 32 knots
The vessel is designed to be operated with a crew of four and accommodation is provided for the six persons within the hull. There is also a space for providing first aid and emergency assistance for survivors for use when the vessel is engaged on rescue missions. The aft platform provides a lift to aid recovery of survivors from the water and a fire-fighting cannon is fitted.
She is armed with a machine gun.
Building cost 1,500,000 Euro.
17 September 2020 she was blessed by Archbishop Monsignor Dominique-Marie David, where after she was christened by Leticia de Massy in VITAMAR III (001).

2020 In service.

https://www.maritimejournal.com/news101 ... ice-patrol and various internet sites.
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