Interceptor 38 Self Righting S.A.R
Based on our very successful Interceptor 38 pilot, four of which have
just been delivered to the Azores Islands . The Interceptor Pilot / S.A.R. vessel has been designed for multiple operational roles of pilotage, patrol and search & rescue, and in this latter respect, the design is self righting. Numerous special features have been incorporated in respect of her self righting capability (by way of her superstructure buoyancy), automatically closing crossover air vents past 70 degrees, watertight doors, 19mm double glazed toughened glass windows, whilst special engine breathing, fuel and exhaust features allow the engines to keep running during roll over.
The design features accommodation for 1-2 crew and 3-4 pilots on CAB 500 suspension seats with harnesses and up to 6 survivors / passengers
in her spacious f/wd cabin which also provides a separate heads compartment and sleeping berth. The vessel is powered by twin Volvo D9 500hp
engines through ZF V drive gearboxes turning Clements Engineering supplied 5 blade propellers, providing a sprint speed of 29kts and an operational
speed of 23kts and provides her crew with a very comfortable environment with very low noise levels of under 75db at 23kts. A 1500 litre fuel capacity
gives her a range of 280+ nm at operational speeds. Her hull design is Safehaven's renowned deep V, twin chine hull form incorporating a deep skeg fully
protecting her stern gear and offering exceptional seakeeping abilities combined with performance and efficiency.
The vessel is heavily fendered for pilot operations, her aft deck is enclosed with safety railings and she is fitted with removable guard rails on her side
decks for S.A.R. operations. These are quickly removed for pilot operations when functioning as a pilot vessel. An M.O.B. recovery davit can be folded
out from her superstructure side for use in conjunction with a Jason's Cradle for casualty recovery. A very comprehensive navigation package is fitted,
with the helmsman being provided with a highly developed helm position, with car standard ergonomics to provide the utmost control of the vessel in
rough conditions. To further assist in this respect the vessel is fitted with Humphree HA500 (asymmetric 500mm interceptors) with BTOS function ride
control. The interceptors allow the helmsman to optimize running trim and bow attitude in rough conditions. The navigator is provided with his own dedicated
position with repeat radio equipment. A 3kw inverter provides onboard 240v and multiple CCTV cameras and PTZ camera, monitor and recorded the
engine room, f/wd and aft views, all displayed on a large screen at the helm position.
The vessel is built under survey by BV and is fitted out to a very high standard to reflect the engineering and design excellence Safehaven deliver and has
been exhibited as their 'show boat' at Seawork 2012 in the UK to demonstrate the highest level of fit out and quality of engineering Safehaven deliver.
Safehaven have been able to capitalize on the excellent reputation for seakeeping abilities their vessels have gained worldwide and, following on from their
recent contract to supply a lifeboat based on their Interceptor 48 to the Faroe Islands rescue service, they are ideally positioned in this niche market, as well
as offering the security of 'all weather self righting capabilities' to pilots and ports worldwide.
Safehaven launch their 23rd pilot vessel this month demonstrating their pre-eminence in this market.
Her hull design is Safehaven's renowned deep V, twin chine hull form incorporating a deep skeg fully protecting her stern gear and offering exceptional seakeeping abilities combined with performance and efficiency.
The design features accommodation for 5 crew / pilots on CAB 500 suspension seats with harnesses and up to 6 survivors in her spacious f/wd cabin. Her aft deck is enclosed with safety railings and she is fitted with removable guard rails on her side decks for S.A.R ops. An M.O.B. recovery davit can be folded out from her superstructure side for use in conjunction with a Jason's Cradle for casualty recovery.
The vessels is Powered by twin Volvo D9 500 hp engines on ZF 'V' Drive gearboxes, these provide a a maximum speed of 28kts and operational speeds over 23kts. Engine room access is via a deck hatch in the cabin sole for daily inspections and two large bolted deck hatches in the aft cockpit, facilitating engine removal and service. The engine room is surprisingly spacious and allows easy access to all service components and is filly insulated for noise, allowing low noise levels of 78db in the main accommodation at operational speeds over 20kts. Other features include 1500 litres GRP fuel tanks situated in a midships tank compartment, it is positioned very low in the hull lowering the CG and maximising stability. The vessel is engineered for hot climate operation with twin 500mm axial engine room fans drawing air through large, mist eliminator type ventilation ducts. Stainless steel lifting points built are optionally integrated into the structure at the bow and transom, allowing the vessel to be easily lifted from the water.