Brodosplit lays keels for two coastal patrol vessels
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Brodosplit laid keels for new 543 and 544 coastal patrol vessels, the last two vessels contracted for the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia, the company said in its release.
The vessels will be 43.16 meters in length and 8 meters in width, equipped with essential armor of all contemporary coastal guards, the 30-mm automatic gun, two manually operable 12.7-mm machine guns, and four portable anti-aircraft missile systems.
The hull of coastal patrol vessels will be built of high-strength AH36steel, while the superstructure will be made of aluminum alloy. They are ensured unsinkability in the event of flooding two adjacent compartments in the hull (e.g.in the event of flooding of both engine rooms, the ship will not sink).
Vessels are equipped with protection against nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) operation with a specialized system for NBC filtration ventilation and sealing of the vessel’s working and living spaces.
They will be equipped with a stern ramp and a 7.7-meter-long rigid hull sailing boat for 6 crew members with a propulsion diesel engine that allows speeds of up to 40 knots and a sailing autonomy of 60 NM.
The vessels accommodate 16 people with a sailing autonomy of 10 days. They are very capable of pursuit and achieve speeds of up to 29 knots, which are provided by the main engines of 2 x 2525 kW.
An additional feature is the optimization of the systems, making it possible to sail 1000 nautical miles at a speed of 15 knots with a single fuel tank. The optimized fuel consumption allows for very efficient use, resulting in significant savings compared to similar ships, due to innovative hull shape design and excellent sailing properties. The introduction of the coastal patrol vessel series will continue the modernization and development of new capabilities of the Croatian Navy.