Incat Crowther announces successful trials of multi-mission offshore vessels built for Philippine BFAR
Incat Crowther has successfully completed speed and endurance trials of two 50-meter-long multi-mission offshore vessels (MMOV) that are scheduled for delivery to the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The Bureau Veritas-classed sisterships, DA BFAR MMOV 5001, named BRP Lapu-Lapu, and DA BFAR MMOV 5002, named BRP Francisco Dagohoy and, were built by Manilla-based Josefa Slipways, the Company said in a press release.
The primary role of the vessels is to combat illegal fishing based in Philippine waters. With the local fishing industry losing billions of dollars to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, these floating assets will enhance law enforcement’s capability to patrol and protect territorial waters. The multi-mission capability of the vessels also affords the flexibility to lead in disaster relief and/or rescue operations, as well as to serve as a platform for fisheries research.
Notable features of the all-steel vessels include large aft working deck accommodating a rescue craft launched from a deck crane as well as 9m RHIB interceptor craft deployed from a specially designed well with a transom door. Ahead of the aft working deck, the main deck superstructure includes a large deck locker and an emergency generator compartment. Inside the expansive accommodation space is a large full-service galley with adjoining freezer and cold rooms, a medical clinic with adjacent lab and cold storage room, a spacious mess hall for the crew and a private mess hall for officers. A large conference room accommodating 36 personnel completes the efficiently arranged space.
Below deck and adjacent to the engine room, a dedicated control and equipment storage rooms are provided. Ahead of these spaces, there is accommodations for 42 personnel, followed by the bow thruster compartment and a stock room.
The mid deck house offers accommodations for officers and engineers as well as a private conference room with a capacity of 14 personnel.
The large pilothouse offers plenty of desk area for navigation and communication equipment. It also has sleeping quarters for two pilots.
The vessels are powered by two Mitsubishi S16R2-T2MPTK engines, coupled with Masson MM W18000 gearboxes and two fixed pitch propellers. Two Baudouin 6 W126S generators will service the vessel’s primary electrical needs with a third unit provided for emergency services.