The Interceptor 48 is a 15m S.A.R. (search and rescue vessel). Capable of operating in all weather conditions and fully proven in extreme conditions of wind and wave up to Beaufort Force 10 and 6m waves. The vessel is self-righting, capable of recovering after capsize by any large breaking wave. Powered by twin diesel engines of 500-600hp and capable of a 25-28kts fully loaded (6 crew and full fuel), and an operational speed of 25kts fully loaded. A range of 220nm at cruise with a 10% reserve is provided for by a 2000L fuel capacity. Conventional stern gear and fixed pitch propellers are used for durability. The design has a total seating capacity of 22 persons comprising; 6 crew in the main cabin- helmsman, navigator and radio communications operative, all on shock mitigation seating with additional seating for 3 passengers or survivors provided here. The lower forward cabin comprises a space for casualty stretcher, 8 survivors on air craft style seats and 8 additional survivors accommodate (in an unpredicted emergency situation requiring saving of lives), on bench seating. A separate heads compartment with sea toilet and sink is provide here, as well as a separate large electrical compartment and access to the engine room through a watertight door. The accommodation is fully air-conditioned. The craft has high survivability with 3 watertight bulkheads and a collision bulkhead sub dividing the hull into 5 separate compartments, capable of staying afloat after damage to any one compartment. A transom platform gives access to the waterline and a swing out davit mounted on the cabin roof side and working in tandem with a self tailing winch allows lifting of a casualty from the water. Optionally a transom mounted M.O.B. unconscious casualty recovery platform lowering to below WL and raising to deck level manually or hydraulically can be fitted. Wide side decks and a large aft deck area and forward bow boarding area enclosed by inboard (inc Hadrian rail) / outboard hand railings ensures crew safety and ease of undertaking transfer of persons from a stricken vessel or helicopter at sea.
MAIN TECHNICAL FEATURES
All weather capabilities, up to Beaufort Force 10 and 6m wave heights
Self-righting capabilities, recoverable after capsize by a large breaking wave
33 person emergency survivor capacity- 3 crew + 30 survivors all seated
High survivability, 3 watertight bulkheads, 4 individual compartments, damage survivable should any on compartment flood.
M.O.B / unconscious casualty recover platform on transom with 250kg SWL
25-30kts speed capability and 250nm range
Fully air-conditioned cabin option
Wide side decks and aft deck area for crew safety, enclosed by safety railings
Fully proven in service- 9 vessels in successful operation worldwide
FAROE ISLANDS RESCUE SERVICE S.A.R. Overview
Safehaven Marine have launched an Interceptor 48, self righting lifeboat for the Faroe Islands. She is fitted with Volvo IPS units and D11 600hp engines which provide the vessel with a maximum speed of 30kts. The IPS units incorporate Volvos dynamic positioning system allowing the vessel to hold position and heading whilst stopped, controlled from dual steering positions, as well as her main helm an aft external helm position is provided externally aft, this feature will be very useful when holding station during rescues. The vessel has been fitted out to a very high standard and provides seating for 5 crew on suspension seats and additional seating for 4 passengers, or a stretcher for a casualty in the main cabin. The design also allows facility to carry a further 6 survivors in her large forward cabin. Here a full galley, separate heads and dedicated electrical compartments as well as berths for 2 persons and a comfortable dinette area is provided.
Deck safety is provided by a full length outboard safety rail specially designed to hinge inwards to prevent damage to the railing when undertaking boarding's, this is augmented with an with inboard hand rail incorporating a Hadrian safety rail. MOB recovery is via a swing out 'A' frame and Jason's cradle stored in a recessed locker in the superstructure side. Waterline access is provided by a dive platform at the transom. Fendering is as on our pilot vessels meaning 'substantial' and capable of protecting the vessel when undertaking boarding rescues offshore in bad weather. A 3.5kw 240V generator supplies AC throughout the vessel. The vessel is equipped with a very comprehensive navigation and radio communications package, based on Raymarine's E series 165 displays, featuring HD radar, GPS plotter, sonar, autopilot, Rhotheta direction finder, Sailor SSB radio & DCS VHF, gyroscopically stabilized FLIR thermal camera, 4 zone CCTV cameras and lap top computer all controled at a dedicated navigators position just aft to st/bd of her central main helm position.
The vessel has been fitted out to a very high standard and provides seating for 5 crew on suspension seats and additional seating for 4 passengers, or a stretcher for a casualty in the main cabin. The design also allows facility to carry a further 6 survivors in her large forward cabin. Here a full galley, separate heads and dedicated electrical compartments as well as berths for 2 persons and a comfortable dinette area is provided.
The vessel is 'self righting' being capable of recovering from a 180 degree roll over due to the buoyancy of her cabin, multiple special features are incorporated to maintain watertight integrity and crew safety in the event of capsize in heavy seas. The vessel is built to DMA Pilot boat regulations with her hull under survey to Bureau Veritas. During sea trials in a full force 9 storm and 4m seas she matched all expectations proving fast and very manoeuvrable, fully demonstrating the expected excellent seakeeping of Safehaven's Interceptor 48 hull, indeed it was Safehaven's reputation for building strong, seaworthy vessels that led the Faroe Islands rescue service visit Safehaven as being situated in the exposed North Atlantic they experience very stormy weather and high sea states during the winter months.