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Pilot Boat no 21 to Denmark

Docksta, Sweden, 23rd July, 2005: The twenty-first Pilot Boat from Dockstavarvet to Denmark was delivered in July 2005. The new vessel, named POSEIDON, was taken over at the Nordhavn A/S facilities, in the port of Aarhus.

POSEIDON will be stationed in Helsingör, the northern station of Sound Pilots. With the delivery of the new boat Sound Pilots now operates a Docksta built fleet of 5 boats, one each in Helsingö, Copenhagen, Dragör and Allinge on the island of Bornholm and one in reserve in Copenhagen.

POSEIDON is the 16th boat of the 14 meter type. It measures 13.9 x 4.6m with a hull in aluminium and a resiliently mounted GRP sandwich deckhouse with seating for up to 6 pilots in addition to the coxswain. POSEIDON is fitted with the new Scania 16 litre engines combined with Twin Disc Quick Shift gears and electronic control system. With a heavy duty rating of 400 kW this drive line give a sprint speed of 23 knots and very smooth manoeuvring. The noise level in the wheelhouse is extremely low, well below the stipulated 65 db(A). Furuno has delivered the navigational equipment including their new FAR-2117 black-box radar, SC-50 GPS compass, autopilot, MaxSea chart system and two 17 inch flat-screens.

In addition to the normal security equipment, the AP14000 is fitted with a man overboard direction finder, a rescue crane and a separate manoeuvring station on the aft deck, to facilitate fast and safe salvage of a person from the water even under severe conditions.

Two more boats of the same type are in build at the Dockstavarvet shipyard with final delivery in May 2006.