MarineLog is reporting the Swedish Maritime Administration icebreaker Odena will be testing a system for monitoring marine traffic called MICE (MONALISA Ice) that might be of interest to the Coast Guard.
Maritime propulsion is reporting the Swedish Coast Guard is getting a new class of five patrol boats, being built by Baltic Workboats AS, Estonia.
“The 52 t vessels have an LOA of 90 ft (26.5 m), beam of 20 ft (6.2 m) and draft of 5 ft (1.5 m). Unusual for its size, there is a triple pod propulsion system comprising three Volvo Penta IPS 1050 steerable pod drives with D13-800 diesels each rated at 800 hp at 2,000 rpm (Rating 4 – light commercial application).”
Lower emissions and up to 30% fuel savings are also reported.Top speed is 32 knots and range exceeds 600 nmi.
Photo: Baltic Workboats