Abeking & Rasmussen

SWATH@A&R – References

Six 25m Pilot Tender and one 50m Station Ship are operating successfully in the North Sea for the German and Netherlands Pilots. During bad weather seasons, these vessels have performed pilot operation, while even bigger vessels had to stay in harbour due to severe weather conditions. Boarding operations were even performed at a wave height of 5.0 m. Due to the possible higher speed of 8 to 12 kts during pilot transfers, even under rough sea conditions, and the capacity of 8 Pilots (plus 2 Crew) these vessels allow a high pilotage frequency and have improved the Pilot services in the German Bight at first.

In former years, pilot transfers under adverse sea conditions, have been performed by helicopters, which created problems with smaller ships without proper winching space. The 50m SWATH Pilot Station Ship serves as the basis for pilot transfers in the Elbe estuary. Off-duty pilots and crews of the Tenders stay on board until their next job. Since the main task of this ship is station keeping and replenishment of the Tenders, which will remain in the operating area all year, the main design task has been for a ship with low sea response movement, while floating. So far all these ships have proven their outstanding seakeeping performance, even under severe storm conditions.

Encounter of the three big SWATH@A&R vessels: "Hanse", "Elbe" and "Weser"

Encounter of the three big SWATH@A&R vessels: "Hanse", "Elbe" and "Weser"

60m SWATH@A&R Pilot Stationship "Elbe" with a Pilot Tender

60m SWATH@A&R Pilot Stationship "Elbe" with a Pilot Tender

60m SWATH@A&R Pilot Stationship "Elbe"

SWATH@A&R at evening mood

50m Pilot Stationship "Hanse" ex "Elbe"

50m Stationship with Tender

Pilot Tender "Döse" in service

Pilot Tender in the German Bight

25m Pilot Tender "Döse"

25m Pilot Tender "Wangeroog"

Pilot Tender in rough seas

25m Pilot Tender "Duhnen"

25m Pilot Tender "Cetus"

25m Pilot Tender for the Netherlands Loodswezen B.V.

25m Windpark Tender