17.65M PATROL VESSEL
|Type of Vessel||17.65M Patrol Vessel|
|Home Port||North Fremantle WA|
|Length Overall||17.65 Metres|
|Max Speed||30 Knots|
|Cruising Speed||25 Knots|
In July 2012 Shoreline Marine Fabrication won a tender bid to design, construct and supply a large mono-hulled patrol vessel to the Western Australia Police. The new patrol vessel was officially launched on the 14th June 2013. Named CYGNET V, it replaces police vessel Falcon as an offshore patrol vessel over 15 metres.
CYGNET V will be required to undertake a variety of tasking in the entire range of offshore policing requirements under all weather conditions. The design of the vessel required a complete understanding of the functions, duties/abilities, restrictions and operating areas of Western Australia Water Police, and to meet the business requirements of WA Police. Simplicity combined with proven and demonstrable quality design and equipment are essential elements that went in to making CYGNET V function in circumstances and conditions most vessels would not experience.
Further to this, the hull design must be a proven and demonstrable design within Western Australian, or similar, offshore waters. Compliance was major priority of the build and supply of this vessel for our clients. CYGNET V was built to comply with all relevant sections of the Western Australian Marine Act 1982, as applied to a class 2B vessel operating up to 200 nautical miles (NM) from the mainland coast of Western Australia.
The construction of the vessel and materials used fully comply with the legislative requirements of the combined USL/NSCV for a class 2B vessel.
Click the link here to view footage of official boat launch. Courtesy of GWN7 News.
Click the link here to view footage of the boat launch day. Courtesy of the WA Police.
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