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  • RFT for 4 new Motor Launches published on etenders today. Someone more tech-savvy than me might link to the document.

    The gist of it is: 12-15m LoA, 4-6m beam, 2m draft. Twin screw. Operating speed 14 knots, max speed 16 knots. Accommodation for 4 crew and 2 trainees (bunks, heads, shower, cooking facilities). Hard point for gun mounts fore and aft of the wheelhouse. Diving platform attached to transom. Budget is 650k+vat per vessel. One vessel delivered per annum commencing in 2021.

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    • Originally posted by Sluggie View Post
      RFT for 4 new Motor Launches published on etenders today. Someone more tech-savvy than me might link to the document.

      The gist of it is: 12-15m LoA, 4-6m beam, 2m draft. Twin screw. Operating speed 14 knots, max speed 16 knots. Accommodation for 4 crew and 2 trainees (bunks, heads, shower, cooking facilities). Hard point for gun mounts fore and aft of the wheelhouse. Diving platform attached to transom. Budget is 650k+vat per vessel. One vessel delivered per annum commencing in 2021.
      Mr Kowalski, if you please..
      though most of his craft can do well in excess of 16kn.
      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
      German 2: Private? I am a general!
      German 1: That is the bad news.

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      • Originally posted by Sluggie View Post
        RFT for 4 new Motor Launches published on etenders today. Someone more tech-savvy than me might link to the document.

        The gist of it is: 12-15m LoA, 4-6m beam, 2m draft. Twin screw. Operating speed 14 knots, max speed 16 knots. Accommodation for 4 crew and 2 trainees (bunks, heads, shower, cooking facilities). Hard point for gun mounts fore and aft of the wheelhouse. Diving platform attached to transom. Budget is 650k+vat per vessel. One vessel delivered per annum commencing in 2021.
        Let's hope this is the opportunity for the NSR to contribute to Naval Service operations in a worthwhile way. No reason the NSR can't do local Fishery Boarding Operations/SAR etc in their local areas. East Coast patrols during the summer as camps etc.

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        • General Specification

          1. The tender requirement is for the Irish Naval Service to Purchase four (4) multi-purpose Motor Launches. Delivery to be completed within a maximum period of four (4) years, one vessel per annum.

          2. These vessels will be used in a variety of roles and should provide a versatile and adaptable platform to enable the completion of certain operational tasking’s including but not limited to:
          i. Maritime Security Operations.
          ii. Port Security Operations.
          iii. Limited Diving Support.
          iv. Limited Underwater Surveys

          3. Each vessel shall be built to Class P5 and be in compliance to the following International regulations:

          i. The International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and its protocol of 1978 and articles, annexes and certificates.

          ii. Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat) regulations 2002.

          iii. International Telecommunications Convention, 1973 and Radio Regulations, 1974 including GMDSS rules for Area Code A1

          iv. IEC 60092 Electrical Installations in Ships and BS 8450:2006 Code of Practice on the Installation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment on Ships

          v. European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (2002) Directive 2002/44/EC on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibration).

          vi. The colour coding and direction of flow in the pipes to conform to ISO 14726-1

          vii. Latest IMO Performance Standards for Navigation Equipment

          viii. The vessel to be constructed to and fitted out with material compliant with current marine regulations.

          ix. A full set of Classification Society certificates shall be required by the NS covering all aspects of the build and equipment
          4. Second user hulls built to Class and are identical in structure and layout will be considered. These must have all past maintenance records available. Any second user hulls not built to P5 Class, under current legislation will require a survey undertaken by the Irish Marine Surveyors Office assessment to ensure they are capable of being class compliant.

          5. The Motor launch will have twin diesel engines driving twin drive shaft propeller arrangement suitable for estuarine, inshore and not more than forty (40) Nautical Miles offshore patrolling. It will also provide a platform for support of diving and hydrographic survey operations. Allowing for its working environment and speed, the launch will be relatively ‘dry’ and stable whilst under way; any special design considerations or features in this regard should be made known to the Naval Service Project Manager. The launch will be of proven design for P5 Class use.

          6. The vessel will be no more no more than thirty (30) tonnes at full load displacement. Its Length overall between twelve (12) and fifteen (15) metres, the vessels beam will be four (4) to six (6) meters and the vessels draft should not exceed two (2) meters. The vessel will have a cruising speed of fourteen (14) knots and a maximum speed of sixteen (16) knots. These vessels will have an endurance of forty-eight (48) hours and minimum operational range of two hundred and seventy (270) Nautical miles.
          7. The vessel is to or have been designed and constructed in accordance with Class rules and must meet the requirements as specified for vessels under the passenger classification P5 under Ireland’s Statutory Instrument: S.I. No. 273 of 2002 Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat) regulations 2005.
          8. The Motor Launches will be delivered to the Irish Naval Service in Haulbowline Co Cork. They will be delivered fully fitted out with all necessary equipment, manuals, drawings, materials, Certificates and be ready for service.

          9. All Motor Launches must be class approved and constructed to satisfaction of the Marine Surveyors Office (MSO) of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in order to receive a P5 Passenger Boat License.

          10. All Motor Launches will be of a single design and size. These vessels will be required to have a minimum 20 year service life.

          11. All support solutions and design features of the launch should be highlighted that reduce through life coats.
          12. All equipment removal routes for all major systems and all items of key equipment to be identified, mapped and removal method provided.
          13. All planned maintenance cycles and through life costs on all systems shall be identified, mapped and costed. This should include regular maintenance that should completed monthly, bi annually or annually.
          14. The successful tenderer will be responsible for obtaining and providing the requisite MSO P5 Passenger boat license from the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

          15. The successful tenderer will provide all necessary training to the Naval Service on delivery of the vessels. Training must include familiarisation with all on board electronics, propulsion systems, boat handling and emergency procedures.

          16. Prior to the Naval Service accepting the vessel, Harbour and Sea Trials will be carried out. The builder will be required on board for these trials information on completion and acceptance of the vessel can be found in Annex A.

          Basics.
          German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
          German 2: Private? I am a general!
          German 1: That is the bad news.

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          • Technical Specification


            1. Obligations of the Tenderer.
            This Technical specification defines the basic design requirements for a motor launch to serve the Naval Service and the Naval Service Reserve. The criteria listed below are the minimum expected standard, this specification is not exhaustive and does not list every detail which may be required during the outfitting of the vessel.
            2. Approximate Dimensions.
            Length Overall: 12.0 to 15.0 Meters
            Beam: 4.0 to 6.0 meters
            Draft: not to exceed 2.0 meters.
            Displacement: not to exceed 30 tonnes
            Max Speed: 16 knots.
            Service speed: 14 Knots
            Propulsion type: Twin Screw

            3. Classification.
            The vessel design must be class appropriate and the vessel must be constructed in accordance with class rules. The vessel will be classified to P5 passenger License requirements. This is governed under Ireland’s Statutory Instrument: S.I. No. 273 of 2002 Merchant Shipping (Passenger Boat) regulations 2005. The vessel will be surveyed during the build and outfitting phase and on completion by an independent agent appointed by the Naval Service. Where the requirements of the Naval Service specification contained herein, is conflicting with P5 passenger Licence requirements, P5 passenger licence will be followed. Any conflict or necessary changes are to be discussed in detail with the Naval Services Project Manager.

            4. Operational Conditions
            The vessels machinery and all equipment must be class appropriate and capable of carrying out duties in the weather conditions experienced in Ireland year round. The vessel should meet requirements of ISO 12217. The vessel must be capable of operating in wind of up Beaufort force 5 and a wave height of 2 meters. The boat is to be operated by a crew of four (4). The vessels should have a minimum service life of 20 years. All equipment shall use the English Language, Nautical miles, metric and Celsius.
            5. Stability
            The boat shall comply with the Irish Department of Transport and classification society requirements and regulations for stability and safety. A Safety Booklet and a stability booklet, complete with inclining experiment results is required. The minimum criteria shall be as per the IMO Code on intact Stability. Watertight bulkheads should be arranged so that in the event of flooding of any single compartment the main deck will remain above water with sufficient stability. A water tight bulkhead should separate each engine room so as to enable redundancy in the event of a flooding incident.
            6. Vibration and Noise
            The boat shall be constructed with the comfort and safety of the occupants in mind. Suitable controls should be implemented to minimise vibration and noise. A noise measurement survey will be carried out on the finished vessel by a mutually agreed independent surveyor to ensure that the vessel complies with latest Irish (Control of Noise at Work Regulations) and European noise regulations.

            7. Fuel efficiency
            The vessel is to provide for fuel efficient operation at all speeds. The vessels should be capable of operating at a low speed of two (2) to four (4) knots for a prolonged period. Fuel consumption graphs at normal operational speed (14 Knots) should be included.
            8. Hull
            The hull must be of a robust type and preferably of GRP construction. Tenders that include aluminium or steel will not be considered. Where natural material is utilised it is a fundamental requirement that composite material is also utilised as a protection system. Evidence of Satisfactory Hull Design, Scantlings, Quality of materials and workmanship must be provided.
            The launch should be fitted for (but not with) the capability to install a suitable sub surface search capability. Further details available from the INS project.
            The fitting of a bow thruster while not a necessity should be considered and priced for.
            Underwater hull openings should be kept to an absolute minimum. Where such openings exist they must be supplied with a suitable means of closure
            The hull design must deliver a strong, fuel efficient craft, and provide a stable platform through a variety of operations.
            9. Manoeuvrability
            The launch must be capable of agile manoeuvring at low and high speed. It must be capable of operating at speeds of 2-4kts for a prolonged period allowing sub surface operations.
            The tenderer must provide details of the boats manoeuvrability characteristics, this will included the vessels stopping distance, emergency stopping distance and turning circles etc.,
            10. Internal Layout
            Watertight bulkheads will be constructed to statutory requirements. Doors are to be of marine standards fitted in a metal frame. Watertight integrity of the bulkheads is to be maintained in all instances of cable and piping penetrations as per class requirements and in accordance with ‘Passenger Boat’ certification requirements, as advised by MSO Office.
            The launch will carry four (4) crew and up to twelve passengers. There will be sufficient accommodation and living facilities for a crew of four (4) and two (2) trainees on a sustained basis for a forty eight hour period. There should be two means of evacuation from the crews sleeping quarters.
            Air conditioning (air to air) is to be provided in crew sleeping area. This area should be fitted with appropriate heaters. A separate crew toilet containing a shower and W/C and sink will be provided.
            Cold food storage facility to be fitted. Kitchenette is to be fitted to support the habitation of crew. Cooking facilities by electric hob/oven and microwave. Storage space for all cooking equipment and Delph. A hot and cold water supply should be provided in this area.
            Sufficient seating and dining space is to be provided for the crew. Fold away solutions will be considered.
            The hull is to be divided into compartments. Bulkheads should be fitted with watertight doors. Sharp corners and edges should be rounded out to avoid injury. Suitable hand holds and hand rails will be provided to assist in movement throughout the accommodating.
            11. External Layout
            There will be a large unimpeded work deck aft of the superstructure, of a minimum of 16m2 to carry and deploy equipment for the vessels operational tasks. All deck hatches, where applicable, must be flush mounted, as per Marine Surveyors Office (MSO) guidance.
            The launch will be capable of being fitted with mountings for two gun mounts. One forward of the superstructure and one aft. The launch will have dedicated internal lockers/ Cabinet manufactured to European Standard DNV SS3492 or better, for securing ordnance & ammunitions. Specific information is to be provided by the NS Project manager to the successful tender.
            The launch will be fitted with a marine grade deck mounted hydraulic articulated crane mounted at the stern or on either quarter, with a SWL of NLT 300kgs to facilitate loading and unloading of stores and equipment. Train the trainer course to be provided to qualify five (5) people in the safe installation and operation of the deck crane.
            The vessel must have facility for hoisting, lowering and flying of National Ensign (4 ft. x 2 ft.) from mast head position as well as a flag staff aft for hoisting and lowering the national Colours.

            The vessels should be equipped with a Standard Flag Locker (as per BR 222 / 1971 specification) and a Stowage locker for day shapes. Further information can be obtained from the INS Project Manager.

            Two additional storage containers are required for miscellaneous items. Size will be dependent on the vessel. Tenderer to liaise with the INS project Manager.

            Boarding Gates port and Starboard to facilitate safe boarding of launch.
            12. Weapons Mountings.
            The vessel will be fitted with two gun mounts. These will be provided and fitted by Government personnel. One mount will be located forward of the wheelhouse and one mount located aft.
            A weapons cabinet should be provided and fitted. The location and proposed cabinet is to be discussed with the INS project manager. This cabinet will be made from steel with the door fully interlocked to the body. It will have a safe type bolt with a three way locking system. The Max Dimensions allowable are (mm) 1600H, 575W, 500D.

            13. Decks
            All decks will have a shallow camber with minimum sheer forward. All weather decks to be watertight and be non-slip; colour dark grey BS 18B27. Colour is to be confirmed with the INS Project manager prior to application.
            14. Deck Wet gear Locker
            Vessel should have a wet gear locker complete with overboard drain, vent hanging rails and hooks. Heating should be provided in this area by a low wattage tubular type heater.
            15. Deck Shower Station.
            Vessel should have a fresh water showerhead to be located on the Working deck to enable wash down of wet gear
            16. Towing arrangement
            Vessel should have suitable towing arrangements aft and forward with associated fairleads and equipment so as to allow for towing of a vessel of similar size and displacement and also allow for the vessel to be towed.
            17. Lifting points
            Vessels will have dedicated lifting points. Lift can be by slings or wire rope strops. Proposals to be discussed and agreed with INS Project Manager prior to tender being awarded. Lift strong points or lifting sling position to be clearly and permanently labelled.
            18. Divers Platform and Capability
            Divers platform to attach to transom close to the waterline to be provided. Access to it through gates or opening in transom to allow for easy and safe entry/exit for divers. Extension ladder that can extend below the waterline to be provided. Positioning and securing method to be discussed with the INS project manager.
            19. Gantry A Frame
            Gantry A frame, complete with suitable winch and wire rope, with a SWL sufficient to facilitate a lift NMT 1 Tonne with the capability to tow survey /hydrographic equipment to be provided. Further information available from the INS project Officer.
            20. Wheelhouse
            The wheelhouse shall be constructed of marine grade GRP. The wheelhouse shall be constructed so as to minimise noise and vibration, it should have large windows which enable a 360 degree view. The bridge wing doors shall be watertight. The wheelhouse shall be fully ventilated and shall contain the vessels controls, instruments, alarms and equipment. The wheel house deck shall be covered in a durable non slip material. Suitable handrails are to be provided to assist movement around the vessel.
            A total desk top area of not less than 1000mm x 1000mm must be provided for in the Wheelhouse. This area will be adjacent from the vessel conning /navigation equipment. This area should be fitted with a LED screen that enables briefs or presentations to be given via USB or HDMI lead.
            An additional equipment desk top area of not less than 1000 mm x 550 mm for single seated operator use (message writing, log keeping etc) to be provided. This can be of a hinged configuration, which might serve as a means of enclosing the equipment space when in the stowed position. This configuration must be lockable.
            A dedicated area will be used for incorporating government funded equipment. The successful tenderer will need to liaise with INS project Manager to ensure all necessary cabling, power points are in place to facilitate the plug and play of government equipment. Equipment will be fitted by governmental personnel.
            Lighting of sufficient standard will be provided for in the wheelhouse to provide for night-time operation of communications equipment and message preparation.
            A safe lockable by code and key will be provided on board for the secure custody of security related documents. Positioning to be confirmed with the INS project manager.
            The final layout of the wheelhouse will be agreed by the INS project Manager.
            A console will be installed across the front of the wheelhouse and will contain all controls, instruments for the operation of the boat. These will be arranged in an ergonomic manner.
            The final layout of the console will be agreed by the INS project Manager.
            21. Seating Arrangement
            Seating should be provided for three (3) Persons. One (1) Captain seated centrally with a wide field of vision. One (1) Coxswain seated adjacent to the captain. And a third seat separate to the Captain and Coxswain shall be for a communications operative. This will be placed at a smaller workstation provided in the wheelhouse. All seats will be individual, shock mitigating and fitted with arm rests. Seats are to be covered in a waterproof vinyl material.
            Final positioning of seating will be agreed with the INS Project Manager.
            22. Equipment and Storage
            Navigational equipment shall be installed as per point 62 “Navigational Equipment” of this document. Electrical equipment, wiring, networking and emergency batteries shall be located behind the console. The wheelhouse shall be fitted with a marine clock, barometer and appropriate name plate bearing the vessels name, particulars and classification details. Stowage within the wheelhouse shall be provided for:
            I. Charts and Nautical Publications
            II. Technical Files
            III. Lifejackets
            IV. Binoculars.
            V. Pyrotechnics (These should be enclosed in a pyrotechnic locker)

            23. Ventilation and Heating systems.
            Electrical heaters shall be installed in the wheelhouse, cabin spaces and engine room. These shall be thermostatically controlled to provide for frost protection and to maintain an internal temperature when the vessel is connected to shore power. The accommodation area will be supplied with a suitable air condition system in conjunction would the above heating system for those staying on board.
            24. Below Decks
            The following compartments listed from forward to aft shall make up the below deck arrangements.

            25. Chain Locker
            The void space at the forward end of the vessel will act as the chain locker. This will house the anchor cable and be secured to a strongpoint. This space will be fitted with an appropriate pump that will enable the pumping out of water both electronically and manually.
            26. Engine Room
            Engines should be spaced apart to have ample work space around them and to enable easy access to maintainable components. A separate engine bay for each engine is desirable to increase redundancy. The engine room floor should be placed as low as possible to maximise free standing height. All necessary Deck panels shall be easily removable to allow access to maintainable equipment and bilges. There shall be openings where necessary for access to equipment under the floor.
            The engine room shall be designed so as to facilitate access, maintenance and the removal of equipment if necessary. Information is to be provided on equipment maintenance and removal routes of all equipment. This information will include as appropriate operating procedures, emergency procedures and equipment manuals.
            Gas, heat and smoke detectors will be installed in the machinery and propulsion space
            A small fixed mounted tool box will be kept in the engine bay and all necessary tools and equipment needed for upkeep and maintenance is to be provided.
            27. Tank Space
            Fuel tanks and associated piping fittings and systems should be designed, constructed and installed to be adequate for the purpose they are intended for and at a minimum conform to ISO 21487.
            Each fuel tank should have an external means of filling via the weather deck. An emergency shut of valve must be supplied for each fuel tank.
            Fresh Water tank(s) to be stainless steel with manhole(s), enabling access to all parts of the tank. Filling to be from the weather deck.
            Black and Grey water tanks to be suitable plastic or polyethylene construction.
            28. Toilet
            Two toilets are desirable. One for the crew and one for passengers. The crew toilet will contain one (1) toilet and one (1) hand was basin and a shower. The passenger toilet will consist of one (1) toilet and one (1) hand wash basin. Suitable holding facilities are to be present and discussed with INS Project Manager.
            29. Steering Flat
            The vessel will be equipped with a suitable means of emergency steering. This will be located aft in the steering flat. Details on the layout of the steering flat are to be provided to the INS project Manager.
            30. Ventilation
            All compartments are to be provided with natural of forced ventilation. All openings for ventilation will be provided with a means of closure.
            31. Internal Doors
            Internal Watertight doors shall be provided in the transverse bulkheads. All doors should have signage stating “Keep closed at Sea”. The access to the engine room will have signage warning as to noise levels and the wearing of hearing protection. Each door and hatch will have a hook- back arrangement.
            32. Signage
            IMO Photo Luminescent signage will be used for all Lifesaving Equipment and Fire Fighting Equipment Safety and Warning signage is to be posted in prominent locations. A plan of Lifesaving and firefighting equipment, instructions for emergency use should be displayed prominently in agreed positions with the INS project manager. The vessels name, call sign and MMSI number shall be displayed adjacent to the communications equipment in the wheelhouse.
            33. Painting
            Gel coat colour GREY to BS 18B21 for all exterior surfaces of launch and equipment. The main deck external area gel coat will be Grey BS 18B27. All company logos to be removed from deck equipment. Internals and bilges will be painted a colour agreed with by the INS project manager. Pipe work for bilges, fire mains, and other pipework should be easily recognisable by painting or other means as agreed with the INS project Manager.
            34. Glazing
            All windows should be fitted with anti-Glare Glass.
            35. Windows Wipers & Wash
            Robust wipers will be fitted to all wheelhouse windows. Wipers shall be multi-speed and capable of individual operation.
            36. Mooring Bollards
            Eight (8) Strong, Marine Grade stainless steel double bar bollards are to be provided for mooring. Two (2) on the bow (one either side), two (2) amidships (one either side, with appropriate clearance for persons to walk past and four (4) aft (two either side). The bollards should be position clear of working areas and at positions agreed with the INS Project manager.
            37. Mooring Equipment
            Vessel shall have an electrically operated anchor windlass complete with gypsy and de-clutchable warping drum and second anchor holding point on deck. Windlass controls should be operated by one person and located to give best possible view of anchor and cable in the water. Controls to be weather protected and Waterproof covers are to be provided for when it is not in use.
            An electronically operated Winch or Capstan to be fitted on the aft deck suitable for hauling, warping and towing operations. This will be fitted in a way which minimise its impact on the open deck space. Winch will have ‘wandering lead control and waterproof covers are to be provided for when it is not in use. Minimum safe work load is to be appropriate for towing a similar sized vessel.
            The following equipment will be supplied on delivery of each vessel.
            I. 4 x 20mm Mooring Ropes, type and length to be agreed with the INS project Manager.
            II. Permanent fendering to be provided by “D” type plastic fitted all round hull at deck level. Additional fendering to be fitted above waterline at the port and starboard waists, transoms and other areas where contact with other craft, pontoons and quay walls may be experienced. All fastenings to be non-corrodible materials; through hull fastenings are NOT to be used. Suitable anodes to be fitted where appropriate and agreed by INS project Officer.
            38. Anchor and Cable
            Main anchor to be ‘high holding’ and stowed on the forward deck. Cable links to be galvanised and of suitable tensile strength. Cable to be stowed in chain locker fitted forward in the void space and secured to a suitable strong point. A suitable method of pumping from this space is to be provided. Cable clench and access manholes to be provided. Cable washer to be provided. A suitably sized kedge anchor is to be supplied and stowed at the aft deck or in the steering flat, with easy access to reduce manual handling risk when deployed. This will be deployed and returned to the deck by the electronically operated winch or capstan on the after deck.
            39. Railings
            Heights to statutory requirements. Spray rails will be fitted where considered necessary by both the tenderer and the INS Project Manager to deflect spray to ensure that the wheel house and main deck area are relatively dry at 16 knots sea speed and sea state 3.
            Tubular stainless steel rails and stanchions to be fitted around the entire perimeter of any exposed deck; all stanchions to be mounted on deck pads.
            Side boarding gates to have detachable plastic coated stainless steel wires fitted with appropriate securing hooks as continuation of hand rails.
            40. Doors and Hatches
            All deck hatches to be flush mounted and water tight as per Marine surveyors Office (MSO) guidance. Engine hatches directly over each engine/gearbox and pump must be of sufficient size to allow the removal of the complete engine and gearbox installation. Generator hatch must be of sufficient size to allow the removal of the complete generator installation. Engine and generator hatches must be capable of self-supporting opening and hinged when open for routine maintenance and inspection. No bolting or locking mechanism can impede the deck area. Where hatches are designed to be used in an emergency they must be capable of being opened from both sides. All doors and hatches should have a hook-back arrangement
            41. Bunker Station
            A bunded bunker station shall be provided above deck for refuelling. This should be easily accessible and provide a suitable method spill control.
            42. Mast
            The mast shall be designed to carry all of the navigational equipment, Navigational lights, sensors, aerials and lights. All electrical equipment on the mast should be wired to a junction box to allow for ease of removal of the mast to allow for transport or repair.
            43. Wheelhouse Roof.
            The wheel House roof shall house, the radar, two (2) search lights, deck lights, loud hailer and other equipment as necessary. A ladder is to be provided on one side of the wheel house to provide access to the roof.
            44. Life Saving Appliances
            The following Lifesaving appliances & loose equipment shall be provided including lifebuoys, boat hooks ladders or scramble nets. The vessel is to be supplied with a twenty four man life raft. The tenderer is to liaise with the INS Project Manager for the positioning of the life raft. A Chart located in the wheel house will indicated the stowage and location of the Life Saving Appliances on the vessel.
            45. Man Overboard & Recovery
            Man overboard rings are to be provided at both bridge wings and one at or near the after deck. On Both Bridge wings Man-overboard rings should be equipped with a light and smoke canister. The system for recovering a Man overboard should take a maximum of three personnel. A strong point is to be fitted amidships port and starboard to facilitate recovery of personnel. Appropriate man overboard locating equipment will be provided.

            46. Anti Fouling
            The complete underwater area is to be painted with a long life antifouling system provided by a recognized marine paint manufacturer approved by the INS Project Manager.
            47. Markings and Identification
            The boats name will be marked at either side of the bow. Draught marks will be painted fore and aft.
            48. Machinery and Propulsion
            The boat shall be fitted with twin commercial Diesel engines with sufficient power to deliver a maximum speed of sixteen (16) knots with the boat fully loaded (with a maximum of 100k g of consumable dry stores, full fresh water tank and sufficient fuel for 270NM) under fair weather conditions. Any required engine warm up and cool down times should be specified. Engines should be provided with two means of starting. Where the sole means of start is electrical, a second battery supply is required. Graphs of fuel consumption at various speeds should be provided in advance. Engine sets to be mounted on resilient anti-vibration mounts. The vessel will be capable of single engine slow speed running for long duration without adverse effects to propulsion units.
            Engines must comply with current environmental standards especially in relation to exhaust emissions. Engine International Air Pollution Certificates will be provided and be at least IMO III standard. Engines shall be capable of being stopped by direct mechanical means from outside the engine bay. Such means should not rely on any external power and shall be capable of being operated when no power is available on the vessel. Engines shall be mounted on robust mounts, matched to engine weight and torque. The engines will be spaced in the engine bay to enable maximum space for maintenance. They should be configured in such a way to allow for ease of access to filters, dipsticks and other equipment as necessary and also to enable the cleaning of any spillage from this equipment. Protective guards shall be fitted around hot or moving parts as required. The engines shall be installed as per the manufacturer’s requirements to ensure warranty.
            Propulsion machinery and any auxiliary machinery must be fitted to withstand situations where the vessel is heeled to angle of 15 degrees and simultaneously inclined 7.5 degrees from bow or stern. Engine spares must be readily available on the Irish market. Every Engine exhaust system which exits below the waterline or the heeled waterline must be fitted with suitable means to prevent back flooding into the hull via the exhaust system
            Engine ‘Stop Interlocks’ to include;
            i. Low oil pressure
            ii. High exhaust temperature
            iii. High engine jacket water temperature.
            Each engine must be fitted with suitable instruments to indicate the status of essential operating conditions of the unit. Instruments must be displayed near the engine and in the Bridge area. Further information provided in the gauges and instruments section of this document.
            49. Engine removal
            Consideration should be given to the removal of the engines for maintenance and service. The engine room will be designed to facilitate this. Solutions can be discussed with the INS project manager.
            One (1) spreader bar or Frame should be provided to assist with engine removal if required.
            50. Gearbox
            The vessel will be fitted with a suitable marine gearboxes matched to the engine output to deliver maximum speed and fuel efficiency.
            51. Controls
            The vessel shall be fitted with appropriate electronic control stations. These shall be located in the wheel house and in or near the Engine room. Labelled emergency stops shall be located in the wheelhouse and in or near the engine room
            The final layout and positioning of these stations is to be discussed with the INS Project Manager.
            52. Propulsion
            The tenderer is to provide propeller designs and appropriate supporting documentation showing diameter and pitch of the propellers which shall be designed to meet the rating of the engine. A rope cutting device should be fitted to each propeller.
            53. Propeller Shaft
            The propeller shafts will be made of suitable high quality marine grade material. The diameter of the shafts is to match the maximum rating of the engines. They must be easily removable for repair purposes. Stern Glands shall be provided. These shall be easily accessible for maintenance and inspection purposes.
            54. Cooling
            A suitable engine cooling system is to be provided. Filters for such system if provided are to be in easily accessible locations and allow for regular inspection.
            55. Exhaust
            Exhaust gas system will be designed so that exhaust gases will not penetrate into the wheelhouse. Details of the system are to be provided to the INS Project Manager.
            56. Fuel System
            The boat shall contain two fuel tanks with sufficient capacity to operate without refuelling for a minimum of 270 Nautical Miles. They shall be fitted with low and high level alarms. Tanks shall be provided with an inspection manhole and valve for draining down the tank. The tanks will be fitted with a sounder for displaying volumes on the engine management system. . There shall be a separate fuel system for each engine. Tenderer is to discuss the fuel line layout with the INS Project manager. An emergency quick closing valve is to be located in the wheelhouse. The fuel system shall be ventilated to the atmosphere, vent pipes will be fitted with an appropriate flame arrestor.
            57. Gauges and Instruments.
            An engine Monitoring system shall be provided and display the following Parameters at a minimum:
            Engine Speed (RPM)
            Engine Running Hours
            Engine Oil Temperature
            Engine oil pressure
            Battery voltage
            Gearbox oil pressure
            Gearbox oil temperature
            Fuel level
            Rudder angle
            The following Engine alarms will be provided. These will be audible also.
            I. Low Oil Pressure
            II. Low oil level
            III. Low system voltage
            IV. Exhaust temperature
            V. Engine Start and Stop keys or buttons
            VI. Automatic bilge pump operating warning light
            VII. Battery charge warning light
            Additional alarms may be necessary based on the equipment provided. Final Alarm list to be discussed with the INS Project Manager.
            58. Bilges
            A high level bilge alarm must be fitted to the machinery space bilges providing an audible warning at the vessels control positions. The bilge area within enclosed machinery spaces must be constructed in a manner to contain leaks within its boundary and prevent movement of any oil / fuel contaminated water to other bilges within the vessel. A suitable bilge pumping arrangement for the pumping of water from for all floodable compartments to be provided.
            59. Spares
            Spare parts and consumables such as filters etc, to be supplied to cover a one year period (after delivery of each vessel) based on manufacturers recommendations. Tenders should provide an itemised list of their strategic spare parts proposal.
            60. Electric specifications
            An Electrical Installation is to be fitted for power, communication, IT, control, heating and lighting supplies, including all wiring equipment necessary to complete the installation.

            An Electrical Single Line Diagram and Load Schedule assessment will be developed during the design phase.

            The electrical generation and distribution systems and their associated control, auxiliary and support systems to be designed, constructed and installed to minimise danger to all embarked persons in all foreseeable operating conditions.

            The availability of electrical power to systems, machinery and equipment installed on board to be appropriate for the essential capability of the vessel and the safety of those on-board.

            All material, equipment and installation standards to marine approval and comply with the latest requirements of Classification Society and other relevant bodies:-
            i. Classification Society, Lloyds or as approved.
            ii. IEC – Rules 60092 Electrical Installation in Ships
            iii. SOLAS.

            The contractor to be responsible for EMC and elimination of EMI on all equipment’s.

            Cables to be of flame retarding marine type, according to the IEC 60332-3 and their selection and method of application to comply with IEC60092-352 and the requirements of the Classification Society.

            Cables to be low smoke halogen free (IEC 60754, IEC 61034) unless otherwise agreed with the N.S project manager.

            All cables associated with inter-communication systems and electronic equipment, including sensor circuits throughout the vessel are to be screened and grounded (at one end) to eliminate unwanted RFI noise voltages.

            Communication, electronic & radio system cables shall be screened twisted pairs where required

            Cables and all cable cores to be numbered with permanent cable markers at each end. For phase identification cable cores to be identified with coloured tape/sleeve for a length of 50mm from the connection terminal. The marking or tag to be durable, legible and impervious to loss or damage under normal environmental conditions. The identifying code is to uniquely identify all cables fitted in the ship. A list of all cable identifying codes to be delivered with the vessel as part of the design documentation set. Cable number identified at the gland into equipment and then core identification would be from either the core number or colour.

            All cables in the Accommodation are to be concealed as far as possible. Where this is not possible halogen free plastic trunking may be used

            All cable trunking including drops to switches, sockets, lights etc. to be halogen free and to conform to the Class Society requirements.

            All sockets of different voltages and duty are to be of a different type and colour to avoid interchangeability of different voltage equipment

            Earth monitoring for all systems. Monitoring Station in wheelhouse. The ability to produce energy from a renewable source is desirable.
            Diving Electrical Requirements
            Internal
            3 x Domestic Double 3-Pin Sockets IP67 type.
            External
            2 x 16 Amp Single Phase 220v C Form Socket IP67 type.
            2 x 32 Amp Single Phase 220v C Form Socket IP67 type.
            2 x 64 Amp 3-Phase 380v C Form Socket are desirable and should be priced for. These should be of IP67 type.
            Breakdown of equipment and power use when in use and type of power (12v/220/ AC/DC etc.):
            Internal
            AUV - (220v/50Hz AC)
            Side Scan Sonar - (220v/50Hz AC)
            External
            ROV - (220v/50Hz AC)
            Compressor - (380v/50Hz AC)
            All electrical installations including fittings, materials connections and devices must comply with Classification society and P5 standards. Electrical installations and associated equipment must be installed in a manner as to minimise risk of electric shock and fire on board. All electrical cable are required to be labelled, colour coded and the same reflected in all drawings. A complete electrical installation is to be fitted for power, communication, control, heating and lighting supplies, including all wiring equipment necessary to complete the installation. All material, equipment and installation standards and must comply with the latest requirements of classification societies and other relevant bodies. Electrical systems, cables and fittings to BS 8450:2006 and BS EN 60092 – unless otherwise agreed.
            All wiring circuits shall be as such to ensure all equipment is directly wired to central distribution connection arrangements that shall be specifically designed and built for purpose, readily accessible and clearly labelled to enable fault location. Cables to be of Low Smoke Zero Halogen and Cable glands to be watertight. All external equipment and equipment prone to water exposure shall be IP67 rated. Individual quick release panel type covers or similar should be considered.
            The voltages used for lighting and navigation are to be discussed between Tenderer and INS project Manager.
            Tenderer shall as far as practicable, ensure that all spare parts for the major equipment and installations fitted are to be readily available over the course of the delivery of these vessels.
            The Tenderer is to be responsible for the electronic integration of all equipment that requires to be interfaced in accordance with manufacturers test requirements.
            Cables, Glands and Conduits.
            All cables in the accommodation are to be concealed as far as possible. Concealed\hidden cable runs to have sufficient access ports to facilitate ease of maintenance and inspection. All cables to be mounted on cable trays, cable rack and cable ladders secured with steel cable ties ensuring good cable management. Mains, radio cables and other electronic equipment cables to be separated as far as possible from other main cables to eliminate RFI.
            Cable entry pipes on the weather deck are to be sealed with a class approved watertight gland. Cable conduits are to be fitted with watertight glands. All glands are to be completely watertight and hose tested to a pressure of 2 bar. Cables entering all watertight glands are to be mechanically secure. Cable carriers on the open decks are to be stainless steel conduits. All cables up masts to be enclosed in suitable stainless steel conduit or tray. Flexible conduits are not to be used on the weather decks.
            Cables are to be protected by metal covers where liable to mechanical danger or rising from a deck in an open position to a height of 1.5m. In all cases where duplicate supplies are used, for example the radio installation, each set of supplies are to be separated as widely as possible throughout their length. Normally cable clips will be of stainless steel or nylon coated steel strip where necessary. Fixing screws are to be of stainless steel. All cable runs in machinery spaces to be clipped directly to cable trays on bulkheads or deck-head. No cables should be laid under floor plates or machinery. Cables should be run so that they are not exposed to drip accumulation, hot objects or mechanical damage. All earthing connections should be effected by means of clamps, crimped or soldered joints or by a special gland in the fitting in which the cable terminates.
            Switchboards and Consoles.
            A marine grade switch panel and MCB’s for navigation lights, search light, floodlights, pumps and nautical instruments will be installed. All instrument displays and indicator lights to have discreet lighting with adjustable intensity levels so as not to impair crew night vision.
            Dedicated light switches for the following: (All external lighting to be sealed LED type)
            i. Navigation lights
            ii. Steaming lights
            iii. Anchor light
            iv. Blue enforcement light
            v. Search light
            vi. Working lights
            vii. Accommodation lights
            For electrical power distribution a main marine switchboard will be installed in the wheelhouse incorporating all marine safety devices. The switchboard will be of the dead front type and of enclosed drip proof construction with adequate ventilation louvers and no maintenance parts at the rear. The switchboard will be provided with all the necessary fuses, circuit breakers, indicator lights, ammeter, voltmeter, etc. The navigation light panel will be fed from two separate circuits, with changeover switch in the wheelhouse.
            Circuit Protection.
            Moulded case M.C.B.’s will be fitted as far as possible on all sub-circuits. Distribution board circuits to be clearly marked with engraved plastic nameplates (TRAFOLITE) giving the name of each circuit.
            Electric Horn
            Mounted on wheelhouse roof. Controls to be at the control station in the wheelhouse
            Searchlights.
            To be mounted on the Wheelhouse roof with the ability to remote operate from the wheelhouse. Cable fitting to facilitate 360-degree rotation without cable wrap.
            Batteries
            Necessary Battery Banks are to be provided. The Tenderer is to discuss number and type with the INS project manager.
            24v/12v System
            24v DC will be provided from service batteries.
            12v DC will be provided from emergency batteries. A 12 V DC two wire insulated distribution system to be installed for emergency lighting and other emergency and compulsory 12 V DC services.
            All batteries provided with durable name plate bearing the makers name, type designation, amp-hour, rating at specific discharge rate etc. Batteries to be installed in such a manner that replacing; inspecting, testing, replenishing and cleaning can be readily carried out. Batteries will be stored in approved boxes located in the engine compartments. The batteries will be charged through the main engine alternators, generator, where possible solar power & shore power. This should be achieved via a smart inverter/ charger arrangement.
            One separate bank of batteries for starting main engines and one for emergency equipment/ lighting will be supplied. Batteries to be 12 Volt, heavy duty non spill Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) type. The successful tender can consider alternative batter options that deliver better efficiency and weigh savings, but must meet the minimum performance of the heavy duty non spill AGM type. Alternative battery types may only be fitted with the prior agreement of the INS project manager
            220v System
            A 220v AC single phase system is to be provided from a shore power supply. The shore power system shall supply 220v sockets, battery trickle charge and other necessary equipment in the accommodation area. Tenderer to liaise with INS Project Manager for final approval.
            One (1) x 20m Shore Supply with all ancillary equipment as required.
            Sockets
            Sockets for portable tools, hand lamps, electric power tools, Laptops, Presentation screens, Tough books etc. to be supplied from a permanently fitted 220V/110v AC transformer. 220V and 110V sockets to be installed at convenient locations throughout vessel. INS project manager to confirm final socket placements.
            All sockets for different voltages and duties to be colour coded and different in form to avoid inter-changeability of different voltage equipment plugs. Twin 13A sockets to be fitted in each cabin and wheelhouse. Number of sockets will be discussed with the INS Project manager as it is dependent on the vessel’s size and layout
            61. Tally Plates
            Tally plates to be fitted on the Main Switch Board, Section Boards, Distribution Boards, motor starters, push buttons and Controls stations. Lettering should be black on white. All plates to use the English language. Plates to be screwed in place. Distribution Boards circuits to be clearly marked with engraved plastic nameplates. Directory cards to be fitted for all distribution panels. Cables and all cable cores to be numbered with permanent cable markers at each end.
            Tenderer to be prepared to discuss the proposed electrical installation and power configurations in detail with INS representatives before the awarding of contracts.
            62. Navigational Equipment

            The launch will be supplied and fitted with standard navigational equipment and communications ‘fit’ appropriate for a craft of its size and complying with MCA, IMO and Irish Department of Transport regulations.
            There will be requirement to run additional cables to facilitate Governmental equipment the successful bidder is to liaise with the INS Project manager about specific requirements. This equipment will be provided and installed by INS personnel.
            Tenderer must provide communications equipment for the vessels area of operations. This is considered as Sea Area 1.
            The tenderer will be responsible for supplying all necessary marine approved navigational equipment as required under P5 requirements. This will include all necessary navigational publications for the vessels area of operations the equipment supplied as standard should include the following
            GPS
            AIS – Class A
            Echo Sounder
            Speed Log
            Heading Sensor
            GPS Compass
            Magnetic compass
            Rudder angle indicator
            ECDIS
            Radar
            VHF
            Anemometer
            Loudhailer
            General Alarm
            Siren
            Talk Back system
            Horn
            ALDIS Lamp
            Terrestrial Television Antenna
            Searchlights
            CCTV is to be priced for and it shall covering the following areas.
            I. Aft Open deck
            II. Port and Starboard Side Decks
            III. Fore Deck
            IV. Engine Bays
            This system will come with suitable recording equipment and store footage for up to 28 days. It will be able to record in low light LED Navigational lights including:
            Detailed information on specific equipment is outline below:
            Radar (Integrated)
            ‘I’ band navigation radar incorporating colour display and navigation software. Target acquisition at 12 nautical mile range. This radar should be capable of Data interface between radar display and display-for mutual sharing of target information on different bridge systems. The Radar System to be powered from launches main power supply with back-up option. All ancillary equipment to be provided including scanners and Reflectors.

            Automatic Identification System (Integrated)
            AIS to be provided complete with transponder, VHF antenna, GPS antenna, pilot plug and all other ancillary equipment required for operation.
            The system will have a crew operated MOB alarm button. The system will have a ‘Dead Man’ operated MOB alarm fitting.

            Echo Sounder.
            Navigational Echo Sounder with liquid crystal display and digital depth indicator. It must have an audible depth alarm, Data storage for 24 hours minimum, storage via removable media is recommended.
            Anemometer
            Marine approved high performance mast mounted anemometer. Mast head unit to be located as high as possible. Display to include relative and true wind speed and direction indication. Power to be supplied from main power distribution.
            Speed Log.
            Speed Log to be fitted with speed and distance steamed reading dials fitted in helm position console with repeater in overhead display. Dials to be flush mounted. All feeds to log to be fully suppressed and free from RF interference. Hull fitting probe to be flush mounted type with internal removable system and isolation valves.
            Magnetic Compass.
            A standard magnetic compass meeting MCA and IMO requirements is to be fitted at helm position.
            ‘ALDIS’ Lamp Installation.
            A portable hand held ALDIS signalling lamp to be supplied. Complete with a suitable battery and battery charger of adequate capacity, supplied from the 24v system. Light and charger to be mounted in a suitable position in the wheelhouse area.
            Terrestrial TV
            A system is to be provided terrestrial TV, CD, FM and AM radio reception to the saloon area.
            Global Navigation Satellite system (GNSS)
            To consist of Differential Global Positioning System with one receiver capable of sub-metre accuracy, compatible with EGNOS and arranged to provide outputs to the following system
            ECDIS Chart Plotter.
            Complete with software for all Irish coastal waters of the island of Ireland.
            Navigation Lights
            Navigation lights to be mounted in such positions as to comply with regulations and be unobstructed by any superstructure or fittings. Lights must be of a watertight construction. Cables to terminate in such a manner to prevent water ingress into cables and all lighting systems. In addition to lights required by class, a Blue Enforcement light is also to be fitted.
            The vessel is to be fitted with two Searchlights, one on either side of the vessel. The Tenderer is to liaise with the INS Project manager about the placement of these.

            Communications
            The vessel will be fitted with all necessary communications equipment for its area of operations and in accordance with P5 requirements. Additional cabling and power points will be needed to facilitate military equipment. This equipment requires a maximum of 50 watts.
            All necessary communications publications for the vessels area of operations are to be provided.
            Visual Signalling Flags and vessel Day Shapes as per The Maritime Collision avoidance Rules are to be provided.
            Talk Back System
            A Talk back system at either gun mount should be in place. This will facilitate open communications between the bridge and these positions. The Tenderer can discuss solutions and design with the INS project Manager
            63. Lighting
            All berth lights, outside deck lights, floodlights to be on their own circuits.

            Navigation lights are to be installed in compliance with the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea

            The remainder of the lighting circuits to be arranged, as far as possible, in alternate circuits so that the failure of one circuit fuse will not result in compartments being in complete darkness.
            Corrosion resistant fittings to be used.

            All LED lighting to be fully maintainable.

            Interior lighting shall be LED type lighting throughout with a minimum rating of IP64. Switches shall be situated in close proximity to compartment entrances. All lights in wheelhouse should be capable of being dimmed to zero. They should come with a red light function. The console and other work spaces in the wheelhouse should be capable of illumination via red lighting.
            Exterior lighting shall be LED type lighting, with a minimum of IP67 rating, and controlled from the wheelhouse. An Appropriate number of lights should be situated around the deck to ensure illumination of the vessel if anchored at night. In addition Floodlights should be placed on the aft deck. Final Lighting arrangement is to be discussed with the INS Project Manager.
            Distribution to the lights will be through fuse boards, positioned for convenience of access and protected from damage or moisture. Light fixtures will be of marine standard.

            The lighting in the Engine Room and accommodation will be LED type. Accommodation area LED lighting will be dimmable to assist in adjusting to accommodation to outside work spaces at night.
            Floodlights and deck lights (working lights) will be switch controlled from the wheelhouse.
            All berth lights, outside deck lights, floodlights to be on their own circuits. The remainder of the lighting circuits to be arranged as far as possible in alternate circuits so that the failure of one circuit fuse will not result in compartments being in total darkness.
            Deck floodlighting to be suitable marine approved IP67 watertight fittings.
            A 12 Volt emergency lighting system will be installed to provide lighting at in all locations.
            Switches will be of approved type flush mounted in accommodation spaces near the entrances. To these spaces.
            Corrosion resistant fittings are to be used throughout.
            64. Life Saving appliances

            Irish passenger Boat Regulations S.I 273/2002
            Build Requirement
            Means to Recover Person from Water
            Yes
            Yes & suitable means of embarkation
            Life Raft for all persons on board. In FRP container on the weather deck fitted with hydrostatic release unit
            1
            1- Location to be discussed with INS Project Manager
            Lifebuoy with Buoyant Line in polybottle holder.
            1
            1
            Lifebuoy with light
            0
            3- Placed on either bridge-wing and one placed Aft.
            150N SOLAS Lifejacket for each person on board
            6
            4 permanent Crew and 2 trainees
            Thermal Protective Aids

            2
            Red Parachute Flares
            4
            4
            Red Hand Held Flares
            4
            4
            Buoyant Orange Smoke Flares
            2
            2
            Waterproof Container for Flares
            Yes
            A suitable waterproof container for flares is to be provided. In addition a Suitable Pyrotechnic Cabinet should be located on the bridge. This space should be capable of holding the waterproof container for flares.

            65. Fire Detection
            The boat shall be fitted with a class approved fire detection system this should comprise of heat detectors in each compartment, flame detectors in the engine room and carbon monoxide alarms fitted in tank spaces and the wheelhouse. A fire control panel is to be situated in the wheelhouse and will give an audible alarm and location of the sensor which has gone off. Alarm system shall be powered by necessary batteries. The vessel will be equipped with suitable, fire pumps and a hydrant as well as portable fire extinguishers to meet Class P5 Passenger Boat Requirements.

            66. Fixed Fire Fighting System
            The engine room is to be protected with a fixed fire suppression system. The system shall incorporate an audible and visual alarm, automatic shutdown of engine room fans and be activated electronically from the wheelhouse.


            Annex A Construction and Completion
            1. Construction
            The Irish Naval Service, its agents, representatives, classification society, and the Department of Transport Surveyors and equipment manufacturers shall have access to the boat during all stages of the build and/or retrofitting. This access will at all times be pre-arranged with the contract manager. All equipment and outfitting including machinery shall be subject to approval from the Irish Naval service. The layout of controls, equipment and seating shall be drawn out prior to installation and approval for layouts given be the Irish Naval Service.
            2. Completion
            2.1 Trials
            Harbour and sea trails are to be carried out by the tenderer on completion and prior to delivery of each vessel. In advance a trial’s program is to be provided to the Irish Naval Service. All trials will be attended, verified and accepted by the Irish Naval Service. Trials shall be conducted with at least 90% fuel capacity. The Tenderer is to ensure that necessary OEM personnel are in attendance as required for commissioning and initial running. Trials are to consist of but not be limited to:
            Inclining Test
            Hose test of doors, windows and hatches.
            Pumping system including fire, bilge and deck wash.
            Heating and Ventilation.
            All alarms.
            Engines Starting and Stopping.
            Steering Gear.
            Emergency Steering.
            Electronics.
            Initial Start and progressive running of main engines.
            Remote operation of fuel valves, fire flaps, vent closure etc.
            Main engine endurance trials as per manufacturer’s guidance.
            Progressive speed trials measured by GPS with fuel consumption recorded in order to validate fuel efficiency undertakings.
            Turning Circles by hydraulic and hand steering systems.
            Emergency stop.
            Speed trial with one engine.
            Manoeuvring on one engine.
            Slow speed manoeuvring.
            Noise level recording.
            Vibration monitoring.
            Man overboard recovery system.
            Sea trails are to include testing and trail of all installed equipment.
            A copy of all trial data is to be made available on completion of the trials.

            2.2 Certificates
            The following certificates shall be supplied before the INS will take delivery of the vessel.
            Class P5 Passenger Boat License.
            Classification Society Certification if required.
            Ships Radio Station License
            EPIRB Registration Form
            Certificate of Compliance with Insulation Test Certification for Electrical Systems.
            Antifouling Certificate of Conformity
            EIAPP Certificate for engines
            Man Overboard Appliance
            Noise and Vibration readings



            2.3 Drawings
            Prior to delivery, the builder shall provide two (2) hard copies and two (2) electronic copies of the following drawings/Plans
            General Arrangement Drawing including plan, profile and deck
            Details of construction of the hull and superstructure including scantlings, dimensions etc.
            Engine room arrangement drawing
            Shaft line drawing
            All electrical drawings
            Wheelhouse arrangement
            All the above will be comprehensive and as built and delivered to enable maintenance and repairs.
            2.4 Stability
            Two hard copies and two electronic copies of the approved stability information will be supplied including a report on the inclining test.
            2.5 Instructions and Manuals.
            Prior to delivery, the tenderer shall prove. Two hard copies and two electronic copies of the following instructions and manuals.
            Operational Training Manual
            Operational safety Manual
            Maintenance Manual
            Parts List with catalogue numbers, quantities and makers
            Engine Operation and planned maintenance manual
            Engine overhaul manual
            Engine parts catalogue
            As delivered electrical drawings and full parts list
            List of fluids with specification
            Maintenance and repair manual for major items of equipment fitted
            Instruction manuals for all electronic equipment.
            2.6 Dry Dock
            The tender should also include a warranty dry dock 12 months after the vessel is delivered.
            2.7 Layout and Design
            Provision should be made to allow for internal design and layout improvements at no extra cost between deliveries of one vessel to the next. Amendments if any will be based on usability of the first delivered vessel. These will be discussed with the tenderer and the INS Project Manager prior to beginning the project.
            details... Very specific.
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            • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
              details... Very specific.
              Usually means they have something in mind already.

              Why one wonders, would they limit the maximum speed to 16 knots? Paltry. There are cabin cruisers on the Shannon that would manage that. Why not just specify a minimum speed?

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              • Originally posted by Jetjock View Post

                Usually means they have something in mind already.

                Why one wonders, would they limit the maximum speed to 16 knots? Paltry. There are cabin cruisers on the Shannon that would manage that. Why not just specify a minimum speed?
                It allows the potential bidder to select a smaller engine than the one they currently sell capable of 40kn? Doing so could give more space below deck for other things.
                It also broadens the choice to the wide range of workboat and fishing boat providers, who would otherwise assume a fast boat is required.
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                • Maybe that's what they have in mind, a Shannon cruiser. Weekends or mid week angling breaks.

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                  • Originally posted by batterysgt View Post
                    Maybe that's what they have in mind, a Shannon cruiser. Weekends or mid week angling breaks.
                    I will take one word from your tongue-in-cheek remark and that is Shannon and I will add another word Tamar. These are the names of all weather Lifeboats with a range of 250miles at 25 knots. The Tamar hull would be my choice at 32 Tonnes and 16m length. We could curtail speed but not less than 18 knots cruise capability and must have both a bow and stern thruster. Vessels should be fitted with shore power points and necessary cabling and international standard plugs. Seating for everybody in the bridge/wheelhouse area should be designed to absorb accelerations and slamming as it arises. External safety rails are a must. The bridge fit out should replicate arrangements aboard our OPV's so that equipment familiarity validates ship to ship training. The vessel should cater for up to 10 personnel at a minimum to allow for trainees.
                    Power points and charging points and arrangements for cell phones and PC's needs consideration( 3 power points seems frugal). If possible FO and FW filling should be fitted P&S and colour coded with appropriate keys for opening and closing. Bridge fitted gauges are required for FW and FO on board. I would use different phraseology for bilge alarms rather than "High" I would have the alarm as low as possible with the Bilge pump set (with indication) to come on automatically. It would be beneficial to have a wash deck/ firefighting capability. Lastly, it might be possible to have the forward weapon remotely controlled from the bridge area.

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                    • Ancientmariner, no tongue-in-check intended. You summed it up a little with the Tamar lifeboat. But its outside the max weight and speed that the tender allows for. I have looked for some thing that fits but can't find anything thats meets the spec. I'm no expert on tenders or boats but was looking at how those boats may be used in joint ops with RDF.

                      Shannon type cruisers are available at less than the price of the tender but is that what the aim of the tender is? That type of boat?

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                      • The dimensions in the tender make no sense what so ever:

                        "6. The vessel will be no more no more than thirty (30) tonnes at full load displacement. Its Length overall between twelve (12) and fifteen (15) metres, the vessels beam will be four (4) to six (6) meters and the vessels draft should not exceed two (2) meters. The vessel will have a cruising speed of fourteen (14) knots and a maximum speed of sixteen (16) knots. These vessels will have an endurance of forty-eight (48) hours and minimum operational range of two hundred and seventy (270) Nautical miles."

                        An LOL of maximum 15m with a Beam of 6m and a Draught (we're not Yanks) of 2m then it is no surprise that a top speed of 16 knots is given. Someone has done copy and paste too many times, I hope. For a 15m LOL, I would expect a bean of about 4-4.5m and a draught of around 1m or less.

                        We could save a lot of time and go for the SEA Class Marine Craft mentioned back in post #439. Seahaven Marine already co-operate with Athlas Elektronik UK on the class of vessel so they may even get to make the hulls. As for the top speed there are too ways to see the 16 knots, first is as a not too exceed value or as a minimum to be obtained, I prefer the second interpretation.

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                        • Originally posted by EUFighter View Post
                          The dimensions in the tender make no sense what so ever:

                          "6. The vessel will be no more no more than thirty (30) tonnes at full load displacement. Its Length overall between twelve (12) and fifteen (15) metres, the vessels beam will be four (4) to six (6) meters and the vessels draft should not exceed two (2) meters. The vessel will have a cruising speed of fourteen (14) knots and a maximum speed of sixteen (16) knots. These vessels will have an endurance of forty-eight (48) hours and minimum operational range of two hundred and seventy (270) Nautical miles."

                          An LOL of maximum 15m with a Beam of 6m and a Draught (we're not Yanks) of 2m then it is no surprise that a top speed of 16 knots is given. Someone has done copy and paste too many times, I hope. For a 15m LOL, I would expect a bean of about 4-4.5m and a draught of around 1m or less.

                          We could save a lot of time and go for the SEA Class Marine Craft mentioned back in post #439. Seahaven Marine already co-operate with Athlas Elektronik UK on the class of vessel so they may even get to make the hulls. As for the top speed there are too ways to see the 16 knots, first is as a not too exceed value or as a minimum to be obtained, I prefer the second interpretation.
                          The maximum beam makes sense because it allows builders to offer their catamarans as well as monohulls. See the Wildcat 40 from Safehaven for example. The Polish Navy operate 4 of these (built in Ireland) as survey vessels.

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                          • Cat also provides a very stable platform as a dive boat or for survey work, compared to other deep V types.
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                            • Originally posted by Sluggie View Post

                              The maximum beam makes sense because it allows builders to offer their catamarans as well as monohulls. See the Wildcat 40 from Safehaven for example. The Polish Navy operate 4 of these (built in Ireland) as survey vessels.
                              As the hull is GRP it will be similar to the bigger cruisers on the Shannon that have a 12ft beam on a length of 39ft. I had a son who sailed on the Scottish In-shore Fishery protection boats for a few months. They were originally fitted with triple screws, three engines and 25kts max speed. The centre engine was removed to add more domestic space and usual best speed was 17/18 knots. They had 5 or 6 crew but rarely stayed out longer than 24 hours. She was the MV MORVEN. In our case our RFT is very open as it includes second user proposals. It's proposed usage is catch all for Maritime inspections, Port operations, some survey, and some counter measures. The big task is to maximise training scope and to make them relevant to Naval operations. I would add in a System integrated management System as provided in the Tamar Class lifeboats so that all boat parameters are displayed without having to leave the conning positions. Catamarans are fashionable and may be in the bids. Who knows.

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                              • These are used extensively by the UK MOD Police.

                                The Royal Marines use them in Faslane also; pintle mounted GPMG fore and aft, and fitted with extra armour / comms systems.

                                Seems to tick a few boxes...except the speed.

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