NoCGV Harstad

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NoCGV Harstad moored in Harstad
Career (Norway)
Name: NoCGV Harstad
Commissioned: January 2005
General characteristics
Class & type: Offshore Patrol Vessel
Displacement: 3,121 long tons (3,171 t)
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 51 ft (16 m)
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce Marine diesel engines, 4000kW each
Two screws; one azimuth thruster, 883kW
Speed: 18.4 knots (34.1 km/h; 21.2 mph)
Complement: 26
Armament: 40 mm Bofors
Notes: Crane: 15m/5 tons
Modified to support the Nato Submarine Rescue System

NoCGV Harstad is a purpose-built offshore patrol vessel for the Norwegian Coast Guard. She is named after the city Harstad in Northern Norway.

Harstad was built as a multipurpose vessel, but optimised for emergency towing of large oil tankers (up to 200,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT)), oil spill clean-up and fire fighting. The most common duty will be fishery inspection and search and rescue in Norway's large exclusive economic zone. The steadily increasing traffic of large oil tankers along the Norwegian coast explains the need for this type of vessel.

The vessel is built of high-end design. Designer is Rolls-Royce Marine AS, Dept. Ship Technology - Offshore Type: UT 512

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