FEBRUARY 17, 2016 — Incat Crowther, Lafayette, LA, is to design a 50 m multi-mission monohull patrol vessel for the Philippines Government. Two identical vessels of the type will be built in Manilla by Phillipines shipyard Josefa Slipways.
With the local fishing industry losing billions of dollars to illegal fishing, the primary role of the vessels is to combat illegal fishing by enhancing law enforcement's capability to patrol and protect territorial waters, however the multi-mission nature of the vessels also gives them the flexibility to lead in disaster relief and/or rescue operations, as well as to serve as a platform for research.
The Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) with its operating agency, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will operate the vessels.
Notable features of the steel vessel include a large aft working deck to accommodate both a rescue craft launched from a deck crane as well as a 9 m RHIB deployed from a specially designed well with a transom door.
Ahead of the aft working deck, the main cabin houses a spacious galley with adjoining freezer and cold rooms, a medical clinic with adjacent lab, a large mess hall for the crew, and a private mess hall for officers. A large conference room accommodating 36 people is at the front of the main cabin.
Below deck are the engine, control and equipment rooms as well as full accommodations for 42 people.
Accommodations for officers and engineers are on the mid deck. Forward in the mid deck is a conference room with a capacity of 14 people.
The large pilothouse gives an unobstructed view forward and has plenty of desk area for electronics and charts. It also has sleeping quarters for two pilots.
The vessels will be powered by twin Mitsubishi S16R2-T2MPTK engines, coupled with Masson MM W18000 gearboxes and fixed pitch propellers. Two Yanmar 6HAL2-WHT generators will service the vessel's electrical needs with an additional emergency generator.
SPECIFICATIONS - 50.5m MULTI-MISSION MONOHULL
Length Overall 165' 8" / 50.5 m
Length Waterline 157' 6" / 48 m
Beam Overall 29' 6" / 90 m
Draft (hull) 6' 5" / 1.95 m
Draft (prop or max) 10' 6" / 3.2 m
Depth 13' 1" / 40 m
PROPULSION AND PERFORMANCE
Speed (Service) 15 knots
Speed (Max) 18 knots
Main Engine 2 x Mitsubishi S16R2-T2MPTK
2 x 1884 kW @ 1,500 rpm
Propulsion 2 x Propellers
Gearbox 2 x Masson MM W18000
Generators 2 x 240 kW Yanmar 6HAL2-WHT