rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Armstrong Delivers Dive Compliance Vessel

Photo: Armstrong Marine

Posted by Michelle Howard

The 38 x 13-ft. monohull dive compliance vessel Sentry was recently accepted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) after successful launch and sea trials in Port Angeles Harbor. In a competitive solicitation process last year, DNR selected Armstrong Marine's proposal to design and build multiple vessels for their Marine Law Enforcement program.

Sentry is customized for efficient geoduck fishery management along with other marine law enforcement operations. A 4-ft. dive platform, tank racks, aft deck shower, and custom dive ladder serve DNR divers monitoring geoduck stock and habitat.

Twin Cummins QSB6.7 425 HP engines in a semi-tunnel straight shaft arrangement achieve 24 knot cruise and 30 knot pursuit speeds. SeaStar/Teleflex steering with Capilano helm pump, an Imtra Side-Power bowthruster, Bennett electric trim tabs, and Garmin navigation package with autopilot complete the system, ensuring superior maneuverability around other boats. Two 180-gallon fuel tanks allow for long hours on station, while an offset windlass eases repeated anchoring. Sentry is also outfitted with two tow bollards, 3-inch D-rubber fendering, and Rigid LED flood lights.

Inside the heated walk-around cabin, six Bentley's Mariner seats with heavy duty suspension bases accommodate captain and crew. Two folding tables and a storage cabinet lend versatility to the interior workspace. AJR Marine overhead spotter windows maximize visibility. A sliding half door at the helm offers quick operator access during mooring. The pass-through cuddy provides bow access and emergency egress in addition to housing the head and ample equipment storage shelving.

Sentry was the first unit delivered under this contract; the second vessel, currently in production, will be completed later this summer.

Jun 12, 2019

 

Shipbuilding

First Jones Act SOV Gets ABS Nod

(Image: VARD)

Classification society ABS said it has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for

Grieg Star Adds Newbuild to Fleet

Star Gaia. Image: Grieg Star

Norwegean shipping company Grieg Star has taken the 64,000 DWT Star Gaia on a long term tariff

Meyer Turku Delivers Costa Smeralda

Image: Costa Cruises

Finish shipbuilder Meyer Turku delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Costa Smeralda to its

Workboats

New Jet Propulsion Systems for WorkBoat

Image: Sea Machines Robotics

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announced has successfully commissioned an SM300 autonomous

Interview: Ed Grimm, CEO, Southern Towing Company

Ed Grimm, (second from left) CEO, Southern Towing Company during a crew visit.

“In God we trust. All others must have data.”When Ed Grimm took the helm of Southern Towing

REGULATORY REVIEW: Subchapter M

Image Credit: (Captain) Pat Folan

One Year In: Industry SME (Captain) Pat Folan weighs in from the front lines.It has been an

Maritime Apps