17.6m Marine Access Craft – “RAWINIA”
This specialist vessel was designed for the Port of Taranaki to operate as an access craft to deliver maintenance staff to an offshore gas rig for Shell Todd. The vessel is on 24hr stand-by in case of emergency and must be able to operate in extreme conditions, as result rough water capability is a fundamental requirement along with self-righting ability.
Particular attention was required to eliminate any source of flame or sparking because of the potential explosive nature of the operating environment – the boat has a full deluge system, and its own internal air supply.
Rawinia also acts as a back-up Pilot Boat for the port as well as a rescue vessel.
Power: 2 x Series 60 MTU diesels
Propulsion: Hamilton Jet with Blue Arrow
Max Speed: 37kts
Cruise Speed: 30kts