Baltic Workboats AS has delivered a new vessel to the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service, following the successful completion of sea trials and crew training.
ALEKSANDRAS BARAUSKAS is the sixth ship in the ‘Baltic 2403 Patrol’ class of advanced coast guard vessels designed and built by Baltic Workboats for maritime surveillance and security, border control and rescue operations.
She has a length of 26.5 meters, a beam of 6.2 meters and is equipped with highly capable mission systems, as well as a 5.5m RIB boat and a crane.
The vessel excelled during sea trials, demonstrating its ability to reach a speed of 34 knots while fully loaded and also accelerate from 0 to 20 knots in just 7.5 seconds. She also has a 10-ton bollard pull capability and an ice strengthened hull to operate during winter in up to 5cm of crushed ice.
A joystick is used to steer the vessel for more intuitive and precise control than a traditional steering wheel, which is particularly useful during docking and close maneuvering, while a FLIR camera provides vital situational awareness during patrol and rescue operations.
ALEKSANDRAS BARAUSKAS has four control stations that each feature 27” LCD screens for efficient monitoring and mission control. The vessel has a full electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) with radar overlay and an Integrated Alarm, Monitoring and Control System (IAMCS) display, while all navigation equipment is doubled and fully integrated into the Conning system.
The vessel will be crewed by up to five crew members who are provided with a high standard of accommodation with single bed cabins, a toilet and a full air conditioning from a HVAC system designed to DNV COMF-C(3) requirements, as well as a quiet sleeping and working environment. The low rate of noise and vibration transmissions is achieved by advanced noise dampening panels, which reduce the noise at full speed to just 57 dB in the wheelhouse and 63 dB in the accommodation area.
The vessel has a Volvo Penta IPS 1050 complete propulsion system, which features triple D13-800 main engines that produce 1764 kW of power, and IPS 3 fully integrated pod units. The system has been proven to deliver the highest efficiency and best overall performance with up to 40% lower fuel consumption over the whole speed range, which significantly reduces operating costs, as well as both CO2 and NOx emissions.
The vessel was delivered to Klaipeda on 18 June 2015 with full crew training completed in less than two weeks.
The purchase of ALEKSANDRAS BARASKAS was funded by the European Union external Borders Fund and the vessel is fully classified under the Lloyd’s register with the class notation X 100A1 SSC Patrol Mono HSC G3 MCH UMS.