|The Danish arctic patrol vessel Knud Rasmussen on its way northwards in Øresund.|
On this gray February day we had a seldom seen visitor in the Sound - The Royal Danish Navy's arctic patrol vessel Knud Rasmussen on its way northwards. The Knud Rasmussen and her sister ship normally patrol in the waters around Greenland.
The ship's ordinary tasks include fisheries inspections, environment protection, search and rescue, sovereignity enforcement, icebreaker assignments, towage and salvage operations and general assistance to the Danish and Greenland governments.
The Knud Rasmussen was officially commissioned into the Royal Danish Navy in February, 2008.
Karstensens Ship Yacht A/S, Skagen (The hull is built at the Polish Stocznia Pólnocna (Northern Shipyard) inGdansk)
Karstensens Ship Yacht A/S in cooperation with the Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization
(LOA) 71.80 m
(LWL) 61.00 m
18 men (lodging capacity for 43)
2 ea B&W ALPHA 8L27/28 á 2.720 kW v/800 rpm
1 ea Propeller (CP)
RENK reduction gear "Twin in/single out"
3,000 nautical miles
2 ea 12,7 mm Heavy Machine Guns M/01 LvSa
Additional space for:
1 ea SAR/Landing Crafts of the LCP Class