Safehaven Marine deliver new Interceptor 48 Pilot to P&O Maritime for their operations in Mozambique

Safehaven Marine has recently introduced the ‘Baia,’ a cutting-edge pilot vessel commissioned by P&O Maritime for their operations in Maputo, Mozambique. 

This marks the fourth collaboration between Safehaven Marine and P&O Maritime, showcasing the continued success of Safehaven’s Pilot 48 model, which has gained widespread popularity in 12 countries worldwide, ‘Baia’ being the 59th pilot vessel Safehaven has built.

The ‘Baia’ is powered by a pair of robust MAN D2676 500hp engines, complemented by ZF gearboxes and conventional shaft drive, enabling an impressive operational speed of 25 knots. The vessel boasts a functional, perfectly ‘fit for purpose’ ergonomically designed interior, featuring comfortable KAB suspension seating for a crew/pilot capacity of 7. The main cabin, equipped with twin 27,000btu Dometic air-conditioning units for hot climate operations, provides a central helm position, ensuring optimal visibility and control during alongside ship pilot transfers complete with a comprehensive array of navigation equipment.

Principle Dimensions / particulars
L.O.A. (Length overall) 14.9m
Beam overall (Including fenders) 4.4m
Draft (Depth of hull below waterline) 1.3m
Displacement Lightship 17,600kg / Fully loaded 20,500kg
Fuel capacity 2000 litres
Water capacity 110 litres
Seating capacity 7 pilots / crew + 5 passengers in forward accommodation
Engines MAN D2676 500hp
Rating HD Continuous 1800rpm
Gearboxes ZF400
Propellers 28” 4 blade equipoise
AC 220v 5kw Inverter / powered by 2x auxiliary engine alternators
Air-Conditioning 2x 27,000btu
Seating KAB 500 Series suspension seats
Fendering 150x150mm Rubber & Safehaven sacrificial fender system
Clasification PRS
Subdivision 4 x separate watertight compartments
Survivability Single compartment flooding
Speed (continuous operation) 25kts
Range 320nm