New pilot boat ‘PORT LÁIRGE’ undergoing sea trials in advance of deliveryPosted: October 12 2021
Safehaven Marine have launched 'PORT LÁIRGE', the Port of Waterford’s new pilot boat. It is a 15m Interceptor 48 pilot and is the 48th pilot boat Safehaven Marine have supplied to ports globally and the 23rd pilot 48 showing how well regarded the design has become, offering a fine balance of speed, economy and safe seakeeping abilities, to this end she has true ‘all weather capabilities’ as she is fully self-righting and capable of recovering if capsized by a large breaking sea.
Powered by a pair of Scania D13 500hp engines through Twin Disc ‘Quickshift’ gearboxes she has an operational speed of over 25kts and is capable of carrying of 5 pilots and 2 crew in comfort all on air suspension shock mitigation seating in her well-appointed cabin. The polyurethane fendering system protects the hull during boarding’s and allow safe transfer of the pilot. She is fitted with lifting eyes and a powered version of our proven MOB recovery platform.