Cantiere Navale Vittoria is back to building for the Croatian Republic
Cantiere Navale Vittoria is back to building for the Croatian Republic. The company has signed a contract with the Croatian Ministry of Infrastructure for the construction of an unsinkable and self-righting SAR (Search and Rescue) naval unit worth 2 million euros and 98 thousand euros.
The award came following the participation of the Vittoria shipyard in the international tender launched by the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure in 2019 and which ended in 2021 with the overcoming of the pandemic emergency. The unit, intended for the Pula Harbor Master’s Office to carry out rescue and recovery activities at sea, will be delivered by 2023.
“A special thanks goes to the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure for the renewed trust – declares the president of Cantiere Navale Vittoria, Paolo Duò – and the fruitful collaboration relationship built over the years. Our shipyard was awarded this contract thanks to the know-how gained with the supply of various units for search and rescue at sea for EU countries. The new unit, as required by the announcement, will retain some of the technical characteristics, considered highly satisfactory, of the unit of the same type delivered to Croatia in 2017 to the Port Authority of Zadar, but will be able to count on a further renewed technological contribution and responding to the most current needs of the men and women of the Croatian Coast Guard.”
The boat, an unsinkable and self-righting single-hulled vessel, must have the following technical-design characteristics: length of 16 meters, width of 4.65 meters, motorization ensured by two Volvo IPS DRIVE 1050 azimuth thrusters, a speed of over 35 knots of speed at full load, a dynamic positioning system with electronic anchor and sophisticated technological systems for search and rescue such as the FLIR M400XR multi-sensor marine thermal imaging camera, and finally, a dashboard configured to house a rescue stretcher. As for the accommodation, the unit will be able to accommodate a crew of 3 and up to 9 people seated inside, with the possibility of sheltering shipwrecked also on the main deck.
Over the years, Cantiere Navale Vittoria has built several unsinkable and self-righting units for Croatia, some of which have also been delivered to the Police, for which two Coastal Patrol Boats worth 6 million and 500 thousand euros are further under construction. the Croatian Republic.