gCaptain reports the Sea Shepherd organization has taken possession of their new vessel “Ocean Warrior.” The little ship could make a credible patrol boat, and the bridge layout is also interesting.
Reportedly this vessel is based on an existing design. Here you can find a product description of the “parent craft,” the here: Download ›
Based on the parent craft, it appears the dimensions are:
- Length O.A. 53.25 m (175 feet)
- Beam O.A. 10.10 m (33 feet)
- Depth at sides: 4.70 m (15.4 feet)
- Draught: 3.20 m (10.5 feet)
- Speed: 30 knots
- Four engines totalling 8 megawatts or approx 10,728.2 HP
They claim an exceptional range of “3100 nm. at max. speed” but they also list a range of maximum speed from 20-30 knots depending upon choice of engines, so I assume this is really 3,100 miles at 20 knots, but that is still exceptional and probably would translate to over 5,000 miles at most economical speed.
There is a “virtual tour’ of the parent craft here.
I would note that all four engines and all the generators are located in a single compartment (good for minimal manning/not so good for damage control) and the small helo deck on the “Ocean Warrior” has a number of obstructions that would be unacceptable to the Coast Guard, but it could make a good UAV operating area.
Crew for the parent craft is only eight, and consequently only birthing for eight is provided on the parent craft, but it also includes airline style seating for 80 in the main deck compartment at the foc’sle. Presumably on the Ocean Warrior this area has been converted for additional birthing.