“JELGAVA” guards Latvia’s Coast-Line

By Peter Pospiech at April 15, 2013 11:16
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Shipyards
On April 11th 2013 the third SWATH@A&R Patrol Boat for the Latvian Navy was launched at well-known German Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard in Lemwerder near Bremen. Mrs. Inta Englande, as representative of the town of Jelgava, Latvia, dropped the bottle of champagne onto the bow and named the Vessel “JELGAVA”.This ship  is  the  third  of  a  series  of  five  well  proven  25m  SWATH@A&R  design  by Abeking & Rasmussen. In co-operation with Riga-Shipyard, the vessels are being built in Riga and Lemwerder. The new vessels feature is a modular mission bay at the fore ship. By fitting  appropriate  mission  payloads,  such  as  a  diving  module  or  a  MCM  module,  the capabilities of the vessels can be enhanced flexibly to new roles still to come. Cost  effective  patrol  and  surveillance  and  SAR... [More]

First SWATH Type Patrol Boat to Latvian Navy

By Keith Henderson at April 12, 2011 01:23
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Next week on 18th April the commissioning of the Skrunda into the Latvian Navy will take place in Riga, Latvia. Built by Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany she is the first of a fleet of five patrol vessels, designed by the German yard: the four other vessels will be partly built in Lemwerder and at Riga Shipyard.The patrol boat design has a length of 25.7 m, beam of 13.0 m and a draft of 2.7 m, and is derived from a well proven Abeking & Rasmussen 25m SWATH Pilot Boat design. Skrundás twin propulsion units are installed in the SWATH lower hulls: MAN D 2842 engines rated 809kW at 2100 rpm, drive Servogear CPPs via Servogear reduction gearboxes. A speed of 21.4 kn was attained during trials. [More]

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