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SAFEHAVEN MARINE. Builders of the Interceptor & Wildcat range of offshore craft
Interceptor 42 Research Vessel for Ocean Marine.
Launched this June ‘Barinthus’ is a Research
and Survey vessel built for Ocean Marine, Rhyl,
Another of her duties will be as a dive support vessel and for this a dive platform and divers ladder was fitted, accessed through a stainless steel framed transom door.
Inside survey personel were provided with a long workbench allowing two operators to work comfortably, computer racks being situated below. Oposite, comfortable seating was provided by a circular setee with a table allowing two more personel to operate lap top computers. Gaaley and heads compartments are situated in the fore cabin. A very comprehensive electronic pakage was fitted by Marine Electrical Services of Cobh, Co Cork including Simrad autopilot, 10” plotter, 24nm radar, side scan and f/wd looking sonars.
On sea trials the vessel performed as expected providing a 2kkts operational cruise. One of the reasons Ocean Marine chose the Interceptor 42 was the inherent stability of the vessel, anticipating that it should still provide a stable platform even with the additional top hamper of the observation tower. This proved the case with sea trials in rough conditions showing no adverse effects on stability, the vessel still handling excellently, even in following sea conditions at 28kts+. Trim tabs, fitted for the first time improved the already good head sea ability, allowing the bow to be held down, keeping the deeper f/wd V sections in the water and allowing speed to be maintained.
Nick Longfield, director of Ocean Marine undertook the
delivery journey from Cork Harbour to Conway, North Wales, a journey of 210nm in
12hrs running at an average speed of 20kts. The vessel used 800ltrs of fuel and
ran faultlessly with both engines consuming approx 14gph in total. This was the
first pair of Yanmars fitted by Safehaven Marine and impressed with their
compact size, high power to weight ratio and overall quietness. Three further
engines are currently due to be fitted in new vessels under construction as a