Fishery Inspection Vessel for the Danish Inspectorate of Fisheries
Docksta, Sweden 22nd December 2005: This week Dockstavarvet signed a contract for the delivery of one Fishery Inspection Vessel for the Danish Inspectorate of Fisheries, including an option for one further vessel. The contract was signed in Copenhagen by Esben Rasmussen, Director of the Danish Directorate of Fisheries, and K-A Sundin, Managing Director of Dockstavarvet , in the presence of Lars Grundberg, Sweden’s Ambassador to Denmark and Ulla Wingård of the Danish Inspectorate of Fisheries.
The vessel shall replace one of the three units presently operated by the Danish Inspectorate of Fisheries. DOCKSTAVARVET’S proposal is based on the 300-type operated by the Swedish Coast Guard, now being adapted to Danish requirements. The boat which is 20 meter in length is built in all aluminium construction and is designed to meet the requirements of Det Norske Veritas’ rules. The original design was made by the Swedish Defence Material Administration during the 1990s and so far 11 units have been built. Since the Inspectorate has lower speed requirements than the Coast Guard, the original water jets will be replaced by conventional propulsion to provide good economy at 18 knots.
This project is strategically important for DOCKSTAVARVET and one of the largest designs ever built by the ship yard. There are several potential customers worldwide to this type and size and DOCKSTAVARVET has design versions capable of speeds up to 45 knots in the portfolio.
The delivery is settled to mid December 2006.