Peene-Werft Wolgast hands over coast guard vessel to Swedish Coast Guard

By Peter Pospiech at March 01, 2013 05:35
Filed Under: Company News, General, Industry Events, Shipyards, Workboats

The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 033 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard with date of Feb. 28.2013, with a reflagging ceremony at dock 3 of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast. It is the first delivery after insolvency successfully completed. Two of the coast guard vessels were already delivered in June and July of 2012. The new contract for the completion of the two remaining vessels in this series was negotiated with the Swedish Coast Guard by Dr. Tobias Brinkmann, of insolvency administrators Brinkmann & Partner, and Axel Schulz, of P+S WERFTEN GmbH, and was concluded in November 2012. Following today’s delivery of the newly built KBV 033, the newly built KBV 034 is to be delivered to the Coast Guard in April.  

On the occasion of the reflagging ceremony, Commodore Åke Dagnevik, director of new building at the Swedish Coast Guard said: "The coast guard vessel handed over to us today proves that with the quality of its shipbuilding and the experience and expertise of its team, the Peene shipyard is well-equipped for the future. Coast guard vessel KBV 033, which we are receiving now, is the most sophisticated of this series so far." The Peene shipyard in Wolgast, which currently has 400 employees, will be taken over by the Lürssen Group of Bremen on 1 May, 2013. During the past week, the Federal Cartel Office issued clearance for acquisition. After the reflagging, the vessel will remain in Wolgast for a few weeks. The future crews will initially undergo extensive training here, before the new vessel is then expected to leave the Peene shipyard in April. It will then be headed for its future home port of Oskarshamn on the east coast of Sweden. 

Coast guard vessel KBV 033 (Kustbevakningen Vessel) 

The coast guard vessel KBV 033 is the third in a series of four vessels that the Swedish Coast Guard has commissioned from P+S WERFTEN. The approx. 52 metre long and 10 metre wide special purpose vessels will be deployed by the Swedish Coast Guard to cover their whole range of tasks, such as monitoring shipping traffic in coastal areas, border security, the customs service and fishery protection. 

Furthermore, thanks to specialist equipment the "Swedish Coast Guard Multi-Purpose Ship KBV", is capable of fighting fires at sea and in port, carrying out search and rescue (SAR) and disaster operations for cleaning up oil spills. The coast guard vessels are designed and built for a service life of 30 years. The new vessels will be able to operate in the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, in the Skagerrak and Kattegat, as well as on the second and third largest Swedish lakes, Vänern and Mälaren, as well as in European coastal areas, even in winter conditions at outside temperatures down to -25°C. 

Coast guard vessel KBV 034 

The next ship, the KBV 034, is on schedule at the Peene shipyard in Wolgast. It is to go on technical sea trials in March and will be handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard in April. 


Images: courtesy of Peene-Werft Wolgast

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