HNLMS Pelikaan (A804)
|Name:||HNLMS Pelikaan (A804)|
|Builder:||Damen Group yard, Galați, Romania|
|Commissioned:||12 June 2006|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2012[update]|
|General characteristics |
|Type:||Logistic support vessel|
|Displacement:||1,150 t (1,132 long tons) full load|
|Length:||65.4 m (215 ft)|
|Beam:||13.2 m (43 ft)|
|Draught:||3 m (9.8 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Caterpillar 3516 BTA diesel engines|
|Speed:||14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)|
|Troops:||8 boat crew + 54 Marines|
|Armament:||2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) machine guns|
HNLMS Pelikaan (A804) is a logistic support vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship was built and designed specially for the Caribbean Sea, and is permanently based at Curaçao. She entered service on 12 June 2006. The vessel has the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Classification 1A1 E0 NAUT-OC ICS CRANE.
The ship's primary purpose is to provide humanitarian assistance during natural disasters. It can also serve as a command centre for amphibious operations, and transport amphibious troops. For these tasks it is equipped with two deck cranes, one 25t/11m and one 7t/14m, two cargo spaces with hatch covers suitable for dangerous goods, a 6m fast RHIB with outboard engine, an ammunition store, a small arms store, a deck store and a boatswain store, as well as an engine room workshop and an electronics workshop.
On 18 January 2010, the ship arrived at Port-au-Prince with relief supplies for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She was the first ship to use the Port international de Port-au-Prince after the quake.
- "Pelikaan klasse ondersteuningsvaartuig ("Pelican class support vessel")". marineschepen.nl. 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2012. (Dutch)
- Support Vessel. Defensie.nl. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- "Dutch aid ship arrives in Haiti". expatica.com. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
- "Haiti: main port back in use by Friday". Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
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