NEW INTERCEPTOR 56 / 17.3m SEARCH & RESCUE / AMBULANCE VESSEL FOR THE PORT OF CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH.
The new Interceptor 55 Search and Rescue ambulance vessel for the Port of
Bangladesh has now been launched. She is a high speed search & rescue ambulance
vessel based on our Interceptor 55 deep V mono hull with a LOA of
17.3m including the aft dive platform and an overall beam of 5m. She
is fitted with twin Caterpillar C18 engines rated at 873hp (D
rating) and provide a maximum speed of 33kts, a cruise speed
of 28-30kts with an economical speed of 25kts.
The vessels operation room comprises a helm position to port and crew / navigators seating to st/bd, both positions fitted with CAB 500 series suspension seats. She is fitted with a very comprehensive array of navigation equipment comprising 48n/m radar, GPS plotter and echo sounder displayed on large 16" and 12" LCD screens, 2x VHF / DSC & SSB long range radio communication, weather fax & navtext. Twin lhigh intensity searchlights augmented by deck L.E.D.'s and floodlights provide safe illumination at night. Access to the lower midships compartment is positioned centrally, and wide enough to allow the passage of a stretcher. Steps and safety railings give access to below decks where there is a large forward cabin comprising: to st/bd is positioned a separate storage compartment room, a double berth (which can be used as a 2nd hospital bed). To port lies a dedicated electrical room, a separate heads / shower compartment, and a 'U' shaped seating area with table for 4-5 persons. A galley area is provided adjacent and fitted with a 240v hob, microwave and fridge. A separate 'doctors room' with a berth, seating and table is positioned in a forward cabin and is accessed via a watertight door. The design has a high level of survivability, fitted with 3 watertight b/heads providing four separate compartments. She is fitted with twin 24,000btu air conditioning units, a 12kw AC generator provides 230v power to the AC units and AC power throughout the vessel. She is heavily fendered equal to our pilot vessels with large 150 x 150mm main deck fender, a lower run above the waterline and multiple diagonals. She is due for delivery at the end of June.
Above & below, her main deck hospital room, large and spacious allowing her crew and medical personnel to efficiently attend a casualty.
Below: Ergonomically design helm position with full electronic navigation equipment clearly positioned for ease of operation and visibility
She displayed excellent seakeeping abilities during trails in Gale Force 8 & 4m breaking waves
She has excellent performance and handling with fast, light & accurate steering with a 33kts maximum speed.
Above, Caterpillar C18 873hp engines, Below She is a very fine looking vessel with graceful lines.