NoCGV Harstad moored in Harstad
|Namesake:||The town of Harstad|
|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 |
|2 x MOB boats type NORSAFE|
|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.
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
- Insinna, Valerie (June 13, 2018). "Norway's Coast Guard stares down big challenges in Arctic". Defense News.
- Rolls-Royce article about KV Harstad
- Article from Offshore Shipping Online
- Armed Forces: KV Harstad fire fighting (in Norwegian)
- Article from the Norwegian Armed Forces with specifications (in Norwegian)
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