Drawing upon extensive experience from both commercial and naval shipyards across the globe, ICE has recently developed a Coast Guard variant of its proprietary Thames Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) design. This specialized variant is designed to perform a wide spectrum of roles.
With a displacement of abt. 2000 tons, a length of 85.5 meters, and a draft of 3.8 meters, the OPV design has been refined following detailed discussions with a European Coast Guard.
The vessel is equipped with a flight deck capable of handling a helicopter up to 11 tonnes (max. take- off gross weight) and a hangar capable of accommodating a helicopter up to the size of a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin, or equivalent, plus two unmanned helicopters.
The bridge of the OPV offers a 360° view. The OPV is equipped with two RHIBs, one stern launched on a ramp aft, and one side launched with a davit. Two watertight shell doors are installed to ease rescuing survivors from sea.
ICE’s naval architects and structural designers optimized the hull for constructability, speed, and good seakeeping. The result is a base vessel that is cost-effective to build, operate and maintain, and which can be readily adapted to individual needs changing requirements.
A description of the Thames Class OPV – Coast Guard Variant is available on www.icedesign.info and more information can be had from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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