Security Craft to Russia
Docksta, Sweden 26th May 2004: Dockstavarvet has delivered its first 16 meter Interceptor Craft “IC 16 M II”. The new vessel was taken over at Dockstavarvet by Autogrand Marine Ltd, and will be operated on the inland waterways of Russia.
The IC 16 M II design is based on the well-known CB 90 H concept adapted for patrol operations. The wheelhouse, now being sound-insulated, is moved aft increasing the crew comfort and providing excellent visibility around the horizon despite the low profile. The accommodation is arranged for a crew of four with two single cabins, one two-man cabin, pantry, mess-room and toilet. The remotely operated foldable mast provides a maximum air draft of 3.50 meters when the mast is lowered, thus enabling the craft to pass under the bridges even at high waters. The boat is also fitted with a 3.4 meter RIB tender stowed on the aft deck.
The IC 16 M II is in all aluminium construction and powered by two MAN diesel engines giving a total output of 1600 kW (2200 hp) and a sprint speed of more than 50 knots. The engines are driving two ROLLS-ROYCE Kamewa FF-410 water jet units through hydraulic clutches and flexible shaft couplings.
The technical systems installed in the IC 16 M II are based on proven CB 90 H solutions, developed for and together with the Swedish Navy with a combined operating time, worldwide, of more than 350,000 hours. The low radar profile of the new IC 16 M III together with its extreme speed resources and manoeuvrability makes it a most powerful platform for police / security operations.
With a speed capability of more than 50 knots it’s a true High Speed Craft, but it is not a racing machine. It retains the ruggedness and reliability which is the trade mark of all Docksta designs.