Gijon pilot boat

'Vigia' is the 34th pilot vessel Safehaven Marine has delivered to ports worldwide 'Vigia' is the 34th pilot vessel Safehaven Marine has delivered to ports worldwide
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Irish boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has launched ‘Vigia’, an Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of Gijon in Spain.

Vigia is the 13th pilot 42 model built and the 34th pilot vessel Safehaven Marine has delivered to ports worldwide and has proved to be a superb sea boat performing admirably in pilotage operations with all owners extolling its virtues of seakeeping, strength and stability. Vigia is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 engines rated at 500hp and achieves an operational speed at MCR (Maximum Cruising Range) of 24.5kts.

She is fitted with pilot boarding ladders in this instance, heavily fendered all round and incorporating Safehaven’s sacrificial fender system protecting the vessel at her boarding area and softening the inevitable hard impacts that can occur in poor conditions. A full suite of Furuno electronics are installed at her central helm position and she provides seating for four pilots on Grammer suspension seats in her main cabin, which has been designed to provide a comfortable relaxed environment for pilots and crew during transfers.

By Jake Frith

Principal specification:

L.O.A. (Length overall) 13.2m  
L.W.L.                  (Length along waterline) 11.5m
Length moulded:   (GRP hull only) 12.7
Beam Moulded:     (GRP only ex fenders) 4.0m
Beam overall:        (Including fenders) 4.4m
Draft:                     (Depth of hull below waterline) 1.35m
Displacement:      (Lightship) 15.100kg           (Fully loaded) 18,000kg  
Fuel capacity: 1800 litres
Water capacity: 100 litres
Crew capacity: 5 persons
Engines:  Volvo D13 500hp
Gearboxes: ZF500
Subdivision: 4 x separate watertight compartments
Crew capacity: 1-2 crew plus 3- 4 pilots
Classification: MCA Cat II  
Speed at MCR: 24.5kts

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