Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Swedish Coast Guard's new patrol vessel KBV 034 going northwards in the Sound

The Swedish Coast Guard's Helsingborg based vessel KBV 034 was last night patrolling in Øresund:

The KBV 034 can also be used for cleaning up oil spills.

Last April, when the KBV 034 was delivered to the Swedish Coast Guard, the builders, German Peene Shipyard, described the ship:

The coast guard vessel KBV 034 is the fourth in a series that the Swedish Coast Guard commissioned from P+S WERFTEN. The approximately 52-metre-long and 10-metre-wide specialist vessels will be deployed by the Swedish Coast Guard to cover their whole range of tasks, such as monitoring shipping traffic in coastal areas, providing border security, carrying out customs service and protecting fishing. 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 conducting 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, on the large Swedish lakes Vänern and Mälare, and in European coastal areas even during winter conditions with outside temperatures down to minus 25°C.

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