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PSA Marine awards contract to Lita Ocean for the construction of 2 pilot boats


published on 22 November 2022 244 -

PSA Marine has awarded a contract to Lita Ocean to build 2 units of a new-generation, heavy-duty and high-speed pilot launch. These two 17-metres launches are designed to allow for future retrofitting of hybrid propulsion, and will be equipped with smart and digital applications to facilitate remote-monitoring and enhance overall situational awareness and safety.

The two launches also feature the latest Camarc Design double chine refined hull for improved speed, fuel efficiency, acceleration, and comfort.
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