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NEW BUILD - 31m Security Vessel

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Description:NEW BUILD - 31m Security Vessel
Date Launched:Built to Order, delivery 14 months from contract signing
Length:31.8m (104ft 3in)
Beam:7m (22ft 11in)
Draft:1.8m (5ft 10in)
Location:ex factory, China
Broker:Geoff Fraser
Price:3.6m USD ex works,

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1.1 General Description
This specification describes the design and construction of the proven reliable, tactically seized, rough sea-going 31M advanced G-Motion hulled aluminium vessel which will be arranged as a Rig Standby Security Craft to be used in coastal and offshore waters, with equipment and ballistic protection capacities to focus on below operating missions:
a. Terrorist activities interdiction;
b. Coastal defense against illegal activities and smuggling;
c. Interception of hostile vessels;
d. Fishery control;
e. Protecting natural resources against unauthorized exploitation;
f.  Offshore facilities protection;
g. SAR operations;
h. Detecting and fighting sea pollution;
i. Oil field security and protection;
j. Mid-range combat operation;
k. Boarding operations.
The vessel will be constructed to a high commercial standard with particular attention to minimising noise transference and vibration while enhancing structural rigidity and offering best crew comfort.
Principal particulars:
• LOA: 31.8 m
• Hull Length:  31.2 m
• Waterline Length: 31.2 m
• Hull Beam: 7.0 m
• Depth: 3.2 m
• Draft (hull):  Approx. 1.4 m
• Draft (max.):Approx. 1.8 m
• Fuel Oil Capacity: Approx. 59,000 L
• Fresh Water Capacity: Approx. 6,200 L
• Grey Water Capacity: Approx. 1,100 L
• Black Water Capacity: Approx. 1,100 L
• Main Engines:  2 x CAT C32 1081KW @ 2300RPM, C rating engine
• Gearbox: 2 x ZF 3050
• Propulsion: 2 x FPP (fixed pitch propeller)
• Auxiliary Engine: 2 x CAT 4.4 69KW @1500RPM, to be installed in parallel
• Bow Thruster: 1 x SIDE-POWER SH-550 at 380mm tunnel dia.
• Watermaker: 1 x Selmar SYNTHESI SY213 with freshwater producing capacity of approx.  2,640L/day or similar brand of same capacity
• Complement: 52 x passenger + 16 x crew
• Aft Deck Area: 85 m2
• Clear Deck Area: 71 m2
• Deck Strength: 1.5t/m2
• Cargo Deck Load(max.): 25 t
• Ballast Water Tank:  2 x 3.2m3 + 2 x 3.9m3 + 9.7m3 (subject to final design)
• Speed: 26 knots at 25 t deadweight and 100% MCR
    23.5 knots at 25 t deadweight and 85% MCR
    22 knots at 50 t deadweight and 100% MCR
     20 knots at 50 t deadweight and 85% MCR
• Range: No less than 5000 NM at 12 knots and 44 t fuel
• Seakeeping ability: Sea state 6 according to Douglas Scale
• Construction: Marine type 5083 aluminium
• Class Survey: Lloyd’s Register + 100A1 SSC Patrol, G3 Service Group
• Flag State: Nigeria, with IACS Recommendation 99 as applicable regulation to follow
1.2 Design and Attributes
i. Vessel Layout:
The vessel is laid out as per stated in the GA drawings.
Taking in mind for intention of stable, efficient and long voyage navigation to cater all-weather mission availability, the vessel is specially laid out with best available ergonomics and insulations to ensure lowered vibration, improved comfort, better sustained duty-efficiency and mission capability, highlighted as follows:
  1. The bridge house is centrally located to offer a flexible platform for a variety of electronics and 360 deg. of visibility having helmsman seat located on the forward centralline to obtain balanced view from all directions while the fore windows are designed to be forward facing so as to effectively stop the burning sun from directly shining into the console station in tropical, hot summer weather.
  2. The bridge deck layout provides superior walk-around maneuvering quality.
  3. The bow section is designed with one aluminium welded, heavy-duty EVA fender protected boarding access with board rails to run on both sides to secure direct boarding from the wheelhouse and passenger saloon of the vessel onto offshore facilities as shown in the GA drawings.
  4. The engine room is designed with special attention to give a clear height of approx. 2m from the aluminium chequered floor to the ceiling while the soft patched hoisting hatch is positioned on the aft deck section, giving superior accessibility for maintenance and hoisting work when required.
  5. Two units of MOB Scrambling Nets will be supplied having each positioned on the portside and starboard of the aft weather attached to the rescue zones.
ii. Hull Form:
The hull form is registered, patent protected as GMotion Form.
v. Damaged Control:
The hull is divided by five watertight bulkheads to form six sub-divisions to meet class and flag state requirement for damaged stability and will remain afloat and upright with flooding in any single main compartment.
vi. Deck Condition:
The vessel is designed with high freeboard along the waterline length and incorporates with wide, slightly down-angle chine flats and spray rails to ensure a dry deck at all speeds and maneuvering conditions in reasonable sea conditions.
vii. Quality of Comfort:
The hull has been carefully traded off using our technical insight with special attention to quality of confort to ensure the crew and passegers still energetic with high level of mission-concentration even after long-time navigation:
  1. The designed comparably low L/B ratio on the chines (not on the waterline beam as described by many desigers and builders) gives best compromise for stability while still not extreme to specifically care for high level of comfort because too high GM figure caused by too low L/B ratio will bring high frequency  but short period of lateral motion, leading to ease of sea sickness.
  2. The well designed deadrise distribution along the waterline length and well controlled trim angle ensures smooth and soft ride in waves so unnecessary to pay much attention to be wasted for keeping balance.
  3. The highly insulated hull structure provides an unrivalled level of capability to absorb energy transmitted from the machinery thus improving quality of comfort.
viii. Strong Bow Protection:
The bow will be structurally reinforced with built-in anti-collission bunlkhead to enhance abbrasion resistance and then to be outer-fixed with heavy-duty EVA fendering in order to ensure that the bow structure can absorb all reasonable loads/impacts transmitted and to give good seagoing abilities for enhanced protection in real world jobs.
ix. Attributes:
The vessel will be designed to provide the following attributes:
1) Shall be sea going and capable of undertaking sea voyages under its own power at any design loaded condition and draught.
2) Shall be capable of working in open waters, regardless of sheltered, unsheltered or open seas with waves upto Douglas state six.
3) Shall offer stable platform with all-around deck manuevering quality around the wheelhouse.
4) Shall be applicable for good day helm visibility.
5) Shall have good manoeuvrability in all defined conditions and low noise at all speeds.
6)  Shall offer a structural life span of 20 years under normal operations and reasonable maintenance, allowing for 2000-4000 running hours of average annual usage with unlimited operating hours/ day and 1h/3 hr at rated power operation. 
x. Operation Conditions:
The vessel and equipment package will be suitable for operation in tropical weather conditions, detailed as below:
Ambient Air Temp. : Max   40 deg. C
Salinity: Max   42 ppt
Seawater Temp.: Max   30 deg. C
Relative Humidity : Max   90%
Simultaneous extreme conditions : 42 deg. C & 85%RH
As special note, maximum speed at open throttle may be slightly reduced due to impact to performance in maximum power output of the two main engines when at extreme weather with sea water temperature higher than 30 deg. C.
1.3 Compliance and Survey
The vessel is to be surveyed to latest Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Lloyd’s Register, notated as Special Service Craft, patrol, G3 Service Group, with descriptive note as intervention and security craft.
As such, the vessel will be designed and built for patrol mission in restricted service area of waters with reasonable weather as defined by Lloyd’s Register, and generally the range to refuge is no more than 150 nautical miles in winter. 
Furthermore, the vessel shall comply with the requirements of main class for stability purposes of the Lloyd’s Register “Rules for the Classification of Special Service Craft” applicable to G3 navigation zone.
As preliminary only and subject to final approval by purchaser, the statutory rule is designed to follow IACS Recommendation 99 for Small Vessels in Commercial Use,
The Builder will appoint an approved Surveyor to carry out survey inspections during construction and testing as per Survey requirements.
1.4 Quality and Control
The shipyard is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 which is certified by RINA and CCS, both are  members of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
1.5 Documents
The following documents will be used for the construction of the vessel:
• Design Document Package
• Vessel Specification Document
• Survey regulations as determined.
• Components suppliers documentation.
In the event the drawings differ from this specification, the specification will take precedence.
As Built Drawings:
One set of drawings as per normal boat building practises in both hard copy and soft copy will be supplied in English language upon the vessel completion corrected to ‘As Built’ as follows:
• General Arrangement,
• Hull Construction,
• Superstructure Construction,
• Rudder Construction,
• Arrangement of Machinery Spaces,
• Deck Plan, Structural Installations & Arrangement of Doors & Windows,
• Construction Plan of Main Engines & Gear Box Seating,
• Shafting Arrangement & Propeller Plan,
• Cathodic Protection,
• Steering System,
• Exhaust System Arrangement,
• Fuel System Schematic,
• Bilge & Fire Schematic,
• Firefighting & Life Saving Equipment Plan,
• Equipment Number Calculation,
• AC System,
• AC Distribution Engine Room,
• AC Distribution Accommodation,
• AC Distribution Wheel House,
• DC Supplies,
• DC Distribution Engine Room,
• DC Distribution Wheel House,
• DC Distribution Accommodation,
• Navigational Equipment Layout,
• Radio Equipment Layout,
• Internal Communication Systems Layout,
• Air Horn system Layout
• Any other relevant system/circuit diagrams of the boat
• Deck Equipment arrangement
• Safety Plan
One set of the following reports in both hard copy and soft copy will be provided in English language upon the vessel completion:
• Vessel stability
• Sea trials
One set of the following manuals in both hard copy and soft copy shall be provided in English language upon the vessel completion:
• Main Engines
• Generator
• Navigation Equipment
• Builder generated component list detailing suppliers contact details
• Owner’s Manual
The following certificates in both hard copy and soft copy shall be provided in English language upon the vessel completion:
• Builder’s certificate.
• Class certificate.
• Speed trial certificate.
• Compass adjustment certificate.
• Fire fighting equipment.
• Navigation lights.
• Life saving appliances.
• Manufactures statement of origin.
Paint list documentation
Inventory list
Engine room log-book
1.6 Material and Workmanship
The Builder shall construct the vessel in a thorough and workmanlike manner.
The Builder shall construct the vessel in a manner consistent with best trade practices and in accordance with good commercial quality finishing.
All materials used and equipment fitted shall be of good marine quality and suitable for its intended application.
1.7 Alternatives
The Builder may wish to propose alternative materials, equipment or methods which would be more economical and/or practical for the Builder to supply and fit than those stated in this specification. In such cases the Builder will discuss the proposal with the Purchaser, and obtain the Purchaser’s approval prior to proceeding with the alternative.
Equipment marked “or equal” and “or similar” may be substituted for equivalent quality items, subject to approval by the Designer and the Purchaser.
1.8 Weight Control
The builder is to be responsible for maintaining strict weight control throughout the project,with constant reference to the designer-supplied weight study. The builder is to advise the designer any items of equipment or fitout which are significantly different from the allowance made for in the weight estimate.
The builder will also weigh the following components/stages when completed and provide
the results of LCG/mass to the designer:
1. Completed Hull shell.
2. Completed Deck.
3. Completed internal structure.
4. Completed Boat.
Depending on build process, these weight measurements may take the form of
additions/deductions from previous weights.
Weighings are to be completed on scales with a calibration certificate.
1.9 Owner-supplied Items
The vessel is designed with shipyard reinforced hard points for two owner-supplied machine guns and gun mounts each positioned on longitudinal centraline of forwatd deck and aft weather deck as shown in the GA drawings

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IMPORTANT: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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