NoCGV Harstad

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NoCGV Harstad moored in Harstad
Name: NoCGV Harstad
Namesake: The town of Harstad
Builder: Søviknes yard
Commissioned: January 2005
In service: 2009[1]
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Offshore Patrol Vessel
Type: Patrol and Oil recovery vessel
Displacement: 3,121 long tons (3,171 t)
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 51 ft (16 m)
Depth: 6 m (20 ft)
Speed: 18.4 knots (34.1 km/h; 21.2 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x MOB boats type NORSAFE
Complement: 26
Armament: 40 mm Bofors

NoCGV Harstad is a purpose-built offshore patrol vessel for the Norwegian Coast Guard. She is named after the city Harstad in Northern Norway. As of May 2018, the commanding officer is Lt. Cmdr. Kyrre Einarsen.[1]

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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  1. ^ a b Insinna, Valerie (June 13, 2018). "Norway's Coast Guard stares down big challenges in Arctic". Defense News.

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