Barentshav-class offshore patrol vessel

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Ryndam and Bergen.JPG
NoCGV Bergen in front of the Holland America Line cruiseship MS Ryndam
Class overview
Name: Barentshav class
Builders: Myklebust Verft
Operators: Norwegian Navy flag Norwegian Coast Guard
In commission: 2009-
Planned: 3
Active: 1
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,200 long tons (3,251 t)
Length: 303 ft (92 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Draught: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: Bergen Diesel B32 engine
→4000 kilowatts
Gas generator sets 3 × Mitsubishi GS16R-MPTK, 1 × GS12R-MPTK
→3237 kilowatts
Auxiliary engine Mitsubishi S6A3-MPTA
→350 kilowatts
Speed: 16.5 knots (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h) (gas)
18.5 knots (21.3 mph; 34.3 km/h) (diesel)
Over 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h) (combined gas/diesel)
Complement: 8 officers (combination of civilian and military) and 8 conscripts, designed for a crew of 40
Armament: Bofors 40 mm gun
Notes: Bollard pull: 110 tons
Deck equipment: Rolls Royce towing winch, 250 ton breaking capacity
Deck crane, SWL 8 tons at 6.3 m extension

The Barentshav class of offshore patrol vessels will consist of three vessels powered by liquefied natural gas. Ordered for the Norwegian Coast Guard, their main tasks will be EEZ patrol, fishery inspection, search and rescue as well as tug readiness along the shore of Norway which is seeing increasing traffic from tankers.

Design[edit]

The vessels are of the Vik-Sandvik design VS 794 CGV, will be built by Myklebust Verft and operated by Remøy Management on behalf of the Norwegian Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard expects a 90% decrease in NOx fume releases, and a 20% decrease in CO2 releases compared to a conventionally powered vessel of similar size.

The ships are set to replace the NoCGV Chieftain, Tromsø and Stålbas. Chieftain '​s lease contract expired at the end of 2007, Tromsø '​s contract expired on the 20 March 2007, whereas Stålbas '​ contract expired at the end of 2006. NoCGV Barentshav was delivered in August 2009, and is to be followed by the NoCGV Bergen and NoCGV Sortland late 2009/early 2010 and 2010.

The Barentshav class will be equipped ready for the NATO Submarine Rescue System.

Vessels[edit]

Barentshav class
# Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Notes
W340 Barentshav August 2009 Replaced the NoCGV Chieftain
W341 Bergen 10. April 2010 Replaced the NoCGV Tromsø
W342 Sortland 14. July 2010 Replaced the NoCGV Stålbas

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