Baltic Workboat to build 2 harsh-weather pilot boats for DanPilot
Baltic Workboat says Danish state-owned pilot organisation DanPilot has joined the growing list of customers who have selected its wave-piercing concept in a bid to modernise their fleet. The contract is to build 2 harsh-weather pilot boats with deliveries late this year.
The Pilot 2000 WP is Baltic Workboat’s very own design of a heavy-weather 20-metre aluminium pilot boat. Thanks to special hull design she can perform at stormy seas with significantly decreased vertical acceleration thus remarkably improving crew comfort. For winter use her hull is reinforced to withstand light ice conditions (conditions relevant to southern Baltic and Danish waters).
By picking our Pilot 2000 WP the DanPilot has chosen a modern vessel with top-of-the-segment seakeeping capability and impressive course stability for year-round operations combined with excellent fuel-efficiency - total fuel consumption is as little as 150 litres per hour at 22 knots.
The vessels for DanPilot will be powered with twin Volvo Penta D16MH main engines, each producing 478 kW at 1800 rpm, coupled with ZF665 marine gearboxes and a pair of fixed pitch propellers.
DanPilot is an independent public enterprise under the Ministry of Business and Growth of Kingdom of Denmark, with the Danish Maritime Authority as the supervising authority. DanPilot handles all pilotage through Danish territorial waters for all the transit traffic as well as for vessels entering Danish ports. The current DanPilot's fleet consists of 32 specialised pilot boats.
The new pilot boats will have different areas to operate with one to work in the North Sea and Skagerak up to 60 nm offshore of the pilot station in port of Skagen and another intended for operation in the Baltic Sea up to 60 nm offshore from the pilot station in port of Gedser.
The pilot boats will be designed, built, equipped and certified according to Lloyd’s Register Special Service Craft Rules (+100A1 SSC Pilot, Mono, HSC, G3 MCH, UMS) and Rules of Danish Flag Authority.