Article

Gladding-Hearn Starts Construction of New Launch for Galtex Pilots


by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding - published on 8 July 2021 108 -

SOMERSET, Mass. – DATE – The Galveston-Texas City Pilots have ordered a fourth launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery is scheduled for in late 2022.

With a length overall of 73.2’, beam of 23.3’ and draft of 5.9’, the all-aluminum, high-speed pilot boat features the Ray Hunt Design deep-V hull. It will be powered by three Volvo Penta D13, EPA Tier 3 marine diesel engines, each delivering 800 Bhp at 2,300 rpm, and integral to the engines’ triple IPS-Pod 1050 system. Top speed will be over 30 knots. The vessel will burn 25% less fuel than their existing 70 foot pilot boats at the same speed. Humphree interceptors, with Active Ride Control, Coordinated Turn and Automatic Trim Optimization, will be installed at the transom. Seakeeper 30HD stabilizing gyro will be installed to reduce up to 80% of the vessel roll at all speeds.

The wheelhouse, mounted to the flush deck aft of amidships, features a center-line helm station with heated forward, side and roof windows, six Norsap shock-mitigating seats and a settee with table. Two Phasor 21kW generators will produce electricity.

The forecastle will include a stateroom with two berths, head, hanging locker, small galley and table with settees. HVAC will be supplied by six self-contained, reverse-cycle air-conditioning units, four 16,000 Btu units in the wheelhouse and two 8,000 Btu units located in the forecastle. Interior sound levels at full power will be under 75 dBA.

Outside the wheelhouse are wide side-decks and a flush main deck and on the foredeck aft of the wave break are port and starboard boarding platforms. A Harken safety rail system will be installed on the wheelhouse handrails. A control station is at the transom,

along with a winch-operated J-Basket rescue system and recessed stairs and platform, for pilot-rescue operations.

For more information, contact Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, 165 Walker St., Somerset, MA 02725.
What's your opinion on this?
Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
Read more...

Video Robust pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium

published on 7 August 2020

These are some of the reliable sturdy Pilot boats of Netherlands and Belgium to bring and pick up Marine Pilots to and from commercial merchant vessels either inbound or outbound. The Marine Pilots are licensed PROFESSIONALS who have a thorough knowledge of a certain port and they guide the Master/Captain of commercial ships in and out of the foreign Seaport. Location: Steenbank Pilot Station, Flushing/Vlissingen Pilot Station, Wandelaar Pilot Station. Boats in order of appearance in this...

0

Video Pilot Transfer - New Zealand (Auckland) & Australia (Melbourne/Fremantle)

published on 21 October 2021

Spotted some Pilot Boats in the Port of Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne & Fremantle Australia (Port codes: Auckland:NZ AKL ; Melbourne:AU MEL ; Fremantle:AU FRE).

0

Video Pilot boats in rough seas during Storm Ciara

published on 20 April 2020

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.

0

Video 14.5m Pilot Boat Pilotine ST-P145 (chantier Sibiril Technologies)

published on 9 September 2020

M53-01 ST-P145 IPS
Fiche : www.archi-delion.com/fr/bateaux-professionnels/P53_pilotine-ST-P145.html
Essais en baie de Seine

0

Video Pilot Boarding a cargo ship @ Amsterdam

published on 11 December 2020

This is one common method to board the pilot. And here it is a special boat which is very fast with new technology

0

Article IMPA is hosting examples of best practice and protocols during Covid-19 times

by IMPA - International Maritime Pilots’ Association - published on 26 March 2020

IMPA has published examples of best practice together with a letter from Capt. Simon Pelletier, President of IMPA.

0

Video Departure Bremen Port, Germany | Pilot on the Bridge | Pilot Boat Swath

published on 20 June 2020

Editors note:
Pilot Boat "Döse" built by A&R

0