Safehaven Marine launch new Interceptor 48 ‘Pilot 1’ for the Gdynia Pilots in Poland

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Safehaven Marine launch new Interceptor 48 ‘Pilot 1’ for the Gdynia Pilots in Poland
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Safehaven Marine have launched a new Interceptor 48 pilot boat ‘Pilot 1’ for the Gdynia Pilots in
Poland. This is Safehaven’s 44th Pilot vessel delivered to ports worldwide. Safehavens Pilot 48 has
proved to be a superb sea boat performing admirably in pilotage operations with all owners extolling
its virtues of seakeeping, strength and stability.

‘Pilot 1’ is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 engines and has a 24.5kts operational speed. She has been
specially fitted out for cold climate operations, as the Northern Baltic ports of Poland can experience
quite extreme sub-zero temperatures in winter. As such her hull has been strengthened at the
waterline with Kevlar to allow her to operate in light icing conditions. She incorporates a diesel fired
heating system which supply’s hot water to her external railings to prevent icing, as well as to all
internal compartment’s which are fully insulated and incorporates heated windows and engine block
heaters.



As at times part of her duties means her crew may have to remain aboard for extended periods she
has full live aboard facilities in her forward cabin, as well as being fully climate controlled with 220v
AC air conditioning. She accommodates 7 pilots and crew comfortably in her main cabin which
features a central helm position providing excellent visibility and control of the craft during boarding
operations and incorporates Safehaven’s proven sacrificial boarding impact fender and MOB
recovery system on her transom. She is due to be delivered to Gdynia later this month as soon as
Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted.





Safehaven currently have pilot boats in construction for Coruna in Spain, Montevideo in Uruguay
and Tangier, Morocco as well as a Search and Rescue Interceptor 48 SAR for the Faroe Islands
Rescue Service. A video of Pilot 1’s sea trials off Cork Harbour in Ireland can be seen on the right.
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Mariners will also benefit by watching the following videos:

Duties of the SAR mission coordinator: https://youtu.be/9J3q6XczIGE
Duties of the on-scene commander: https://youtu.be/qoKBAi-ld-s
Rescue form a disabled ship: https://youtu.be/-yacDU2fkj0
Track line search: https://youtu.be/uJ1pjRCzzu0
Contour Search: https://youtu.be/lEW9RUJOHns
Expanding square search: https://youtu.be/Cxyc38xBOqk
Parallel sweep search: https://youtu.be/ckbQ4Ob4t_s
Coordinated vessel aircraft search: https://youtu.be/e16f0rV0ysQ
Sector search: https://youtu.be/Ca0sIgZDugI
Search and rescue helicopter: https://youtu.be/Hb79JTG1aTs
Computing the search area: https://youtu.be/85Iv3jWbQ7M
Contents of a GMDSS radio logbook: https://youtu.be/-l1K_ZYgy6k
Ship reporting systems: https://youtu.be/I-_QCAXRpjE
Ship routeing system: https://youtu.be/5bOqqf0q0Y0
Master-pilot information exchange: https://youtu.be/iOosAnaqLTY
Factors deciding the composition of engine room: https://youtu.be/Au5APrNJ6V0
Factors deciding the composition of a bridge watch: https://youtu.be/tn4qLie_ghk
Contents of a pilot card: https://youtu.be/6IqcFiWeWX4
IMO guidelines for piracy waters: https://youtu.be/wNbn-RiTDC4
Decision support system: https://youtu.be/gyzfVR2W65Y
Use of ground tackle for beached vessel: https://youtu.be/Y14EVfdI9pg
Heaving to: https://youtu.be/kKtyVCpoIBk
Accidents using watertight doors: https://youtu.be/tJWBYQwoeOs

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