Thailand to Receive New Research Vessel

Thailand to Receive New Research Vessel

The government of Thailand through the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR)  will receive a new research vessel to patrol the country’s coastal environment and monitor fisheries and marine resources.

The new vessel, Incat Crowther 25, was designed by digital shipbuilder Incat Crowther after winning a competitive international tender for the project and will be delivered in 2023 in partnership with Seacrest Marine.

Based on a proven Incat Crowther design, the Incat Crowther 25 is a 25m Catamaran made with marine grade aluminum that is designed to accommodate 12 crew and 16 passengers in six sleeping quarters. The main deck features three of the vessel’s sleeping quarters, five bathrooms, a large mess, an outdoor dining area, galley, and a conveniently located storage area.

Furthermore, the office or operations control room with a day head, the captain and engineer’s cabin with ensuite is located in the upper deck while two crew cabins are featured in the hull deck.

vessel designed by Incat Crowther
Photo courtesy of Incat Crowther‌ ‌

Incat Crowther’s Technical Manager Dan Mace expressed his enthusiasm to be working with the DMCR on another project, “We are proud to be working with the DMCR on another important project. While this vessel is based on a tried and tested catamaran design, it will be tailored to the DMCR’s requirements and feature the latest technological innovations.”

“The aluminum hull for example, has been designed and developed following extensive model tank testing and has been proven to achieve market leading performance standards,” he added.

Mace also explained that the upper deck of the vessel has been designed to “provide the captain with an optimal line of sight, while the inclusion of the crane ensures the crew can launch a tender quickly.”

“The propulsion system allows the vessel to achieve maximum speeds over 30 knots and can easily cruise at 20 knots. The impressively low fuel burn helps to maximize the vessel’s operational efficiency,” Mace noted.

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