‘SANAAG’ A new Pilot boat for the Port of Berbera, Somaliland in Africa delivered by Safehaven Marine.
by Safehaven Marine - published on 20 April 2020
Safehaven Marine based in Ireland have just delivered a pilot vessel for operations at the Port of Berbera in
Somaliland, Africa. ‘Sanaag’ is one of Safehaven’s Interceptor 38 pilot vessels, at 11.9m LOA, a very capable design which proves economical to operate, yet capable of dealing with very rough seas and challenging boarding conditions when required.
She has been built for DP World Berbera to be given to the Somaliland Ports Authority. The build and sea
trials were managed fully by P&O Maritime Logistics. This is the fourth pilot boat that Safehaven Marine
have supplied to the DP World, all of which were delivered on time and have operated very successfully and
reliably over the years, this no doubt was a significant factor when the group required another new pilot
vessel, and with Sanaag being the 43rd pilot vessel Safehaven Marine have supplied, they were secure in the knowledge that they were working with a builder with a vast range of experience in this specialised sector. A repeat customer is always a fine endorsement for any boat builder.
‘Sanaag’ is powered by Caterpillar C7 350hp engines and ZF V drive gearboxes through conventional
sterngear providing her with a 18-20kts operational speed, she has a 5 person capacity for 4 pilots and
helmsman in her main cabin, all on CAB suspension seating with her helm position being centrally positioned
to allow excellent control and visibility to the coxswain during both port and st/bd boarding’s. The
Interceptor design features a central cabin configuration allowing a useful aft deck area and a clear wide
pilot boarding area forward. Below decks the design also features a spacious f/wd cabin which can
accommodate additional passengers when required. The hull is heavily fendered all round with a
combination of main gunwale, diagonals and a lower run as well as also employing Safehaven’s own special
sacrificial boarding fender providing additional protection at the shoulders. A bow pusher also allows her to
assist in docking of small ships in Port if called upon. High and low level pilot boarding railings as well as a
Hadrian safety rail ensure safety on deck. MOB recovery is via Safehaven’s well proven transom lift, of easy
manual operation it can quickly be deployed to safely recover a casualty from the water. An aft deck external
steering position facilitates the safe manoeuvring of the boat in any recovery situation. Fitted with a full
array of navigation equipment with Radar, GPS plotter, sounder, AIS and Sailor VHF radios, as well as a full
CCTV system covering all areas of the boat. The main cabin is fitted out to a high standard and is fully climate
controlled with twin 18,000 btu air conditioning units for redundancy ensuring a comfortable environment
for her crew and pilots during transits.
‘Sanaag’ Safehaven’s Interceptor 38 alongside one of their Interceptor 48’s during rough weather sea
trials, both designs are renowned for their excellent seakeeping abilities.
Opinion Sea Trials in Stroms at the Entrance to Cork Habour
by Safehaven Marine - published on 3 March 2020
The entrance to Cork Harbour situated on the South coast of Ireland can produce some pretty extreme sea states during the winter storm months. There are two main factors that influence the sea state at the entrance, the first being the ebbing tide, the second being shoaling waters over the Harbour Rock, this is situated at the entrance to the Harbour off Roches Point lighthouse, right in the middle between the Western and Eastern channel entrances.
Article Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) is seeking for new pilot boats
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 April 2020
Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) is seeking a contractor to build and deliver a new pilot vessel as part of a major project to upgrade its fleet of vessels. The contract for the work is currently being put out to tender and interested parties are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 8 May, 17.00.
Video Pilot boats in Storm Ciara video & 3 boats together inc boardings
Here's the full video of recent sea trials with our two pilot boats including storm Ciara, three boats together and some boarding runs. Its quite an interesting little video with some great footage.
Video Lesath and Procyon. Pilot vessels at the Port of Rotterdam
Found on YouTube. Created by Peet de Rouw
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Article Safehaven Marine delivers a new Interceptor 48, 15m Pilot Vessel to the San Juan Bay Pilots, Puerto Rico.
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 11 May 2020
Safehaven Marine have delivered one our Interceptor 48 pilot vessels to the San Juan Bay Pilots, Puerto Rico.
This marks Safehaven Marines 41st pilot boat delivered to portsWorldwide. ‘Harbor Thunder’ a very striking
design, she is powered by a pair of Cummins QSM11 engines at a heavy duty rating of 450hp, allowing the
vessel an economical continuous operational speed of 22-23kts.
Article Norman R. Wright & Sons Build Pilot Boats For PNG Ports Corporation
by Norman R. Wright & Sons - published on 12 March 2020
Queensland and one of Australia’s longest serving custom commercial and recreational boat builders, Norman R. Wright & Sons, has secured the contract to build 2 new custom designed 14.8 metre Pilot Boats for PNG Ports Corporation from Papua New Guinea.