19m Fisheries Patrol Boat Launched
Incat Crowther announced the launch of Lady Megan, a 19m Catamaran Fisheries Patrol Vessel.
Built by Mainstay Marine for the Welsh Government, Lady Megan is designed to be a robust and versatile vessel that packs immense functionality into its modest platform and is designed to operate year round in the Irish Sea.
The aft working deck of Lady Megan is the epicenter of this functionality, featuring a hydraulically operated tender launch and recovery system, capable of launching and retrieving a 5m RIB while the vessel is in motion in Sea State 3. The main deck also houses a pot hauler, deck stores, capstans and a deck crane for unloading large items such as quad bikes.
Lady Megan sleeps eight, with permanent berths for six and convertible berths for two. Each hull has toilet and shower rooms adjacent to twin cabins, whilst the captain’s cabin is located on the main deck. The main cabin also features three individual forward-facing seats, a fully-kitted galley, settee, shower room and wet room/workshop.
The upper deck wheelhouse features excellent 360 degree visibility.
Lady Megan has many features to combat the harsh conditions. The vessel’s center bow and active interceptors combine to improve seakeeping, while maneuverability and station-keeping are assisted by a pair of Hercules HHBT45 bowthrusters. The skeg is configured to protect the propeller from debris, while allowing the vessel to be beached. One of the generators is also air-cooled to enable systems to be powered in such a condition.
Lady Megan is powered by a pair of Caterpillar C18 main engines, each producing 651kW @ 2200 rpm. In recent sea trials, she achieved a maximum speed of 27 knots and comfortably achieves a loaded service speed of 20 knots. The vessel is classed to BV rules.
Lady Megan Main Particulars
Design No: IC16108
Vessel Name: Lady Megan
Length Overall: 19.7m
Length Waterline: 19.5m
Draft Skeg: 1.7m
Fuel: 2 x 1 750 liters
Fresh Water: 1 x 900 liters
Sullage: 2 x 125 liters
Service Speed: 20 knots
Maximum Speed: 27 knots
Main Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C18
Installed Power: 2 x 651 kW @ 2200 rpm
Propulsion: 2 x Fixed Pitch Propellers
Generators: 2 x Kohler 18EFKOZD
Construction Material: Marine grade aluminium
Flag: MCA Category 1 Workboat Code
Class: BV + Hull Lightship – Fast Patrol Craft Sea Area 3