Research vessel delivered to Thailand’s department of marine and coastal resources

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has taken delivery of a new state-of-the-art research vessel designed by leading digital shipbuilder Incat Crowther.

The Incat Crowther 25, built by Thai shipbuilder Seacrest Marine, will be used by the DMCR to patrol Thailand’s coastal environments and monitor the nation’s fisheries and marine resources.

Based on a proven Incat Crowther design, the 25-metre catamaran has a range of innovative features and equipment to help its crew monitor and protect sensitive coastal areas while having minimal impact on the environment.

Designed to accommodate 12 crew and 16 passengers in six sleeping quarters, the main deck features three of the vessel’s sleeping quarters, five bathrooms, a large mess, an outdoor dining area, galley and a conveniently located storeroom.

The upper deck features an office and operations control room with a day head and an ensuite cabin for the captain. The large wheelhouse has been designed to optimise the captain’s line of sight, while the upper deck also provides storage for a tender and jet ski – both readily available for fast deployment via a strategically positioned crane. The hull deck features three crew cabins.

Tanapat Hemangkorn, Managing Director of Seacrest Marine, said the on-time delivery of the new research vessel to the DMCR is testament to the cooperative and collaborative approach employed by Incat Crowther, Seacrest Marine and the DMCR.

“Incat Crowther’s approach to digital shipbuilding helped support the success of this project from the bid stage all the way through to delivery. Seacrest Marine and Incat Crowther have a track record of successfully partnering on a range of projects, with the delivery of this vessel being the sixth Incat Crowther design, yet another example of our thriving partnership,” said Mr. Hemangkorn.

Incat Crowther’s Technical Manager Dan Mace said: “Using a tried and tested design as a foundation, this vessel has been customised to the DMCR’s unique coastal research and monitoring needs and integrates the latest technological advancements.”

“The market-leading hull design, refined through extensive model tank testing, sets new standards for performance. With a propulsion system enabling maximum speeds of over 30 knots and efficient fuel consumption, this design also maximises operational efficiency without compromising performance,” said Mr Mace.

Incat Crowther is proud to have worked with the DMCR for a second time, following the delivery of the Incat Crowther 26 Research Vessel Pakarang in 2019.

“We’re excited to deliver the DMCR another cutting-edge, tailored research vessel to support the important work of protecting Thailand’s fisheries and marine resources. This project also continues our long and successful history working with the Government of Thailand, including delivering three vessels for the Royal Thai Marine Police,” said Mr Mace.

Vessel Name 807
Length Overall 82’ 0” / 25.0m
Length Waterline 81’ 4” / 24.8m
Beam Overall 31’ 2” / 9.5m
Draft (hull) 7’ 3” / 2.22m
Depth 12’ 11” / 3.95m
Construction Marine grade aluminium
Fuel Oil 1 902 gallons / 7 200 litres
Fuel Oil Day Tank 211 gallons / 800 litres
Fresh Water 1 056 gallons / 4 000 litres
Sullage 53 gallons / 200 litres
Passengers 16
Crew 12
Speed (Service) 20 knots
Speed (Max) 30 knots
Main Engines 2 x MTU 12V2000 M96
Power 2 x 1342kW @ 2450rpm
Propulsion 2 x Propellers
Generators 2 x DEUTZ BF 4M 1013MC @ 97kW
Flag Thailand
Class / Survey LR SSC Patrol G2A

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