Damen emergency response vessels for Romania
By Mike Brezonick13 October 2022
The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of the Romanian government has ordered two Damen Stan Patrol 5009 emergency response vessels. The order finalizes an extensive tender process that the Romanian government issued as part of its ‘Vision 2020’ project that aims to improve Romania’s disaster-response capacity by purchasing new equipment and training staff, aiming to better protect its population in emergencies.
The vessels are driven by either four Caterpillar 3516C TA HD marine diesel engines rated 2350 bkW each, four Caterpillar C32 TTA engines rated 1193 bkW apiece or four mtu 12V2000 M84 diesels rated 1220 bkW each.
The engines are teamed with four Reintjes WVS series gearboxes that drive fixed pitch propellers. The vessels also incorporate a pair of 110 kW electrically driven bow thrusters utilizing power from three 150 kW generator sets. Both vessels can maintain a top speed of 22 knots.
The Search and Rescue Multirole Vessels as requested by the Romanian government and engineered to specifications by Damen, will be able to complete missions up to three days in rough seas and adverse conditions. The range is at least 2000 nautical miles at cruising speed. One vessel is a Search and Rescue Multirole Ship with emphasis on medical aid, while the other is a Firefighting Multirole Ship, equipped to stop fires at vessels and platforms at sea. The first can evacuate at least 50 people from emergency situations, while the firefighting vessel is laid out to take at least 30 people on board.
The vessels are being built and equipped at the Damen Shipyards in Galatí, Romania.