IC 16 M fast Patrol Craft strengthen the Royal Malaysian Customs
Docksta, Sweden, 1 July 2003: Dockstavarvet and its partner Dawn Enterprise Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur have just signed a very valuable contract on its new patrol vessel, the IC 16 M High Speed Interceptor. The Royal Malaysian Customs has ordered four vessels in the new series from Dockstavarvet, launched last year in connection with the Seawork tradeshow in Southampton.
The four vessels will be manufactured locally by DNSS Boat Builder Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Dockstavarvet, Dawn Enterpise Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Slipways Sdn Bhd in Miri, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Dockstavarvet will supply complete engineering and construction drawings as well as service, spare parts and support systems.
The IC 16 M is based on the Combat Boat 90, sold in more than 225 units to date on three continents. Common characteristics are high speed, good endurance and low radar signature. The location of the wheelhouse aft midships provides increased comfort for the crew and visibility is excellent around the horizon despite the low profile. Accommodation is provided for a crew of six with two single cabins, one 4 man cabin, pantry, mess-room and toilet. The IC 16 M has a sprint speed exceeding 50 knots with a cruising speed of 42 knots.
The Malaysian Customs vessels will have two Man D2842 LE410 main engines, each with a medium duty rating of 810 kW. The waterjet propulsion is Rolls-Royce Kamewa FF-410 with Stromag couplings and shafts. The navigation system is the Furuno NavNet system.
The four IC 16 Ms will serve all over Malaysia and make a valuable contribution to the Malaysian Customs in the performance of their duties. The first boat will be delivered from the shipyard in Miri in 9 months, the others after 11, 13 and 15 months.
Royal Malaysian Navy operates 17 CB 90
The Royal Malaysian Navy already has 17 combat boats, design CB 90 H, operating in East Malaysia. The combat boats were manufactured at Dockstavarvet in Sweden and delivered for deployment during 1999 and 2001.
The combat boats strengthen the Malaysian Navy and their efforts to keep track of illegal border activities outside Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia, Borneo. The boats operate out of Labuan on the west coast and Sandakan on the northeastern side of Borneo.