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Sentinel is a rugged and utilitarian vessel with an efficient design optimizing the use of the catamaran platform.It was built at Vigors specialized aluminum fabrication facility in Seattle, Wash.The vessel operates in Puget Sound, the Straits of Juan de Fuca and adjoining inland waterways.The vessel will be conducting water sampling research along with marine buoy calibration, maintenance and retrieval, tours and shoreline surveys, dive and ROV operations.The Port has been undergoing a major multiphase expansion and the new pilot boats will play a key role in ensuring the safety of vessels calling on the port.This is an important delivery for us, said Keith Whittemore, Vigor Executive Vice President of Business Development.The delivery of Duqm pilot boats expands Vigors Middle East presence and helps further an international strategy in specialized commercial markets and foreign military sales.Vessel Specifications: Length, overall: 62.3 (19.0m) Beam, overall: 19.7 (6.0m) Draft, operating: ~3.0 (.91m) Fuel Capacity: 1050gal (3975 l) Fresh Water Capacity: 66 gal (250 l) Onan 50 k W Genset Palfinger PK11001MC deck crane Popsure fender system Lamor MSRm1411 manual boom reel Lamor Minimax 60 oil skimming system Lamor GTA 70 transfer pump Lamor LPP 38 hydraulic power unit Furuno navigation package Seating: 2 crew, 8 pilots (June 2016) Vigor, formerly Kvichak Marine recently delivered a 48 all-aluminum foil assisted research catamaran for the King County Environmental Laboratory.
PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS Length Overall: 60 / 18.3m Length Waterline: 56 2 / 17.1m Beam Overall: 24 / 7.3m Draft (hull): 3 / 0.9m Draft (prop or max): 3 7 / 1.1m Depth: 7 9 / 2.35m Construction: Marine grade aluminium CAPACITIES Fuel Oil: 900 gallons / 17 00 litres Fresh Water: 250 gallons / 470 litres Sullage: 50 gallons / 190 litres Passengers: 20 Crew: 5 PROPULSION AND PERFORMANCE Speed (Service): 18 knots Speed (Max): 21 knots Main Engines: 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 Power: 2 x 350hp / 260k W @ 2800rpm Propulsion: 2 x Propellers Generators: 2 x Northern Lights M864W3 REGULATORY Flag: United States of America Class / Survey: USCG Subchapter T (September 2016) Vigor expanded its growing portfolio of international sales with the delivery of two, 19m all-weather pilot boats to The Port of Duqm Company (PDC), SAOC, Sultanate of Oman.
Port of Duqm Company is determined to continue to maintain a close and solid relationship with the Vigor shipyard.
Beyond North American sales, over the years Vigor has successfully delivered vessels throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and South America.
Hydrus has a top speed of 29 knots and a service speed of 27 knots under full load at reduced MCR.
The vessel also demonstrates low wake-wash characteristics.