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ABS Grants AIP for First Jones ACT SOV as storing spare parts and tools.

According to Vard, the vessel is designed to be environ- mentally friendly with a focus on low fuel consumption and ease of construction. Vard said the design incorpo- rates a state-of-the-art hull form designed for all weather conditions which, together with the speci? ed propulsion con? guration, offers economical steaming, enhanced sea- keeping abilities, and excellent station keeping perfor- mance. The Vessel is optimized to reduce motions and accelerations in all degrees of freedom with the aim to increase operability and comfort.

The Vessel shall have the ABS Class notations +A1,

ABS said it granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSEL (WIND-SC), +AMS,

VARD for its design of a Jones Act service operations ves- +ACCU, DPS-2, HAB(WB.) sel (SOV) to serve the nascent offshore wind market in Darren Truelock, Vice President, Vard Marine Houston, the U.S. said, “We already have experience supporting yards world-

The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 wide to construct our offshore vessel designs, so it is with

US SOV design, with primary functions including accom- great enthusiasm that we now start on this exciting journey modation, transferring technicians to installations as well with ABS in the US.”

Metal Shark Building US Navy Patrol Boats

Nearing the end of the operational test and evaluation trial period for the incoming U.S. Navy standardized “40

PB” patrol boat, Metal Shark said it will soon begin full- rate production soon to begin in Jeanerette, La., with ini- tial plans to deliver one completed unit every four weeks.

Developed as the replacement for up to 160 patrol ves- sels deployed worldwide with Navy Expeditionary Com- bat Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF), the new platform represents a radical departure from the more con- ventional boats now in use, the builder said. Designed to address the vulnerabilities of traditional patrol boats while expanding the mission role of the 40 PB platform, the 40 suspension seats, and features an advanced communica-

De? ant delivers increases in capabilities and ? repower. A tions and sensor suite.

futuristic design featuring a chiseled and menacing pro? le As con? gured for the Navy, the 40 De? ant is powered and unique faceted hull satisfy the Navy’s visual-deterrent by twin Cummins QSB 6.7 diesel inboards, coupled via requirements. As con? gured for the Navy, the vessel features Twin Disc MG5065SC marine transmissions to Hamilton six MK 16 weapons foundations plus a large forward foun- HTX30 water jets developed speci? cally for the Navy 40 dation for stabilized, remote operated, optically guided MK PB program. 49 / MK 50 weapons systems. The vessel’s mission-optimized hull form has been de-

Ballistic protection enables the 40 PB to sustain extend- signed to achieve 40-knot sprint speeds while displaying ed ? re? ghts, allowing crews to respond with overwhelming superb dynamic stability across the full range of operating force to asymmetric threats such as swarm attacks while environments, while also delivering enhanced handling remaining secure and protected from hostile ? re. The ar- and greatly reduced operating cost at the 10-15 knot es- mored, climate-controlled pilothouse accommodates a cort speeds where the vessel will spend the bulk of its op- crew of ? ve in SHOXS 4800-series whole-body isolation erational life.

January 2020

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