Timblo-class patrol craft

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Timblo-class patrol craft
Class overview
Builders: Timblo Drydocks Private Limited
Planned: 30
Cancelled: 30
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 15 tonnes
Length: 13.1 m (43 ft)
Beam: 4 m (13 ft)
Draught: 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in)
Installed power: 2 × 330 hp (250 kW)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Armament: 1 × LMG gunmount

Timblo-class patrol crafts are a series of patrol/workboat being built by Timblo Drydocks Private Limited, Goa[1]

Description[edit]

Each boat in this series is 13.1 metres (43 ft) long and is made of fibre reinforced plastic. The boats are powered by twin motors of 330 horsepower (250 kW) each and have top speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph).[2] They are fitted with various navigation and communication equipment such as SART, EPIRB, GPS and VHF set etc.

Order cancellation[edit]

A contract was concluded on 15 Oct 2009 for construction of 30 Workboats between Ministry of Defence MOD) and M/s Timblo Dry Docks Pvt Ltd, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard at a cost of 41.54 crores which was subsequently amended to Rs 41.43 crores. As per the contract,the 1st Workboat was to be delivered by 15 April 2011 and the subsequent Workboats were to be delivered at an equal interval of 3 months each with the last Workboat contractually due for delivery on 15 July 2018. But the shipyard failed to deliver a single vessel and there as no physical progress since June 2012. The shipyard finally submitted its inability to progress ahead with the project due to incorrect inputs from their original designer resulting non fitting of equipment as per provision of contract during the meeting held at MoD on 12 March 2013.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enabling Shipping" (pdf). Timblo Drydocks Private Limited (Brochure). p. 5. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  2. ^ "13.1 M Patrol/Work Boat" (pdf). Timblo Drydocks Private Limited. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 

External links[edit]

"Feature 6: Small naval/paramilitary craft". Warship Technology. Royal Institution of Naval Architects: 30. January 2012.