June 15, 2011
-- Delta's (Delta Power Group) Phantom Arctic RIB (10.80m loa ) and Irish Coastguard RIB (9.00m overall) have impressed visitors on Seawork's opening day. The event is the largest commercial shipping exhibition in the UK. Visitor numbers are up from last year on opening day and the event is held over three days - 14/15/16 June 2011.
The Irish Coastguard RIB (9.00M overall) is highly specified and includes Shockwave mitigating seating for all the crew and Delta’s standard practice of terminating all wiring looms in fully waterproof housings / Deutsch connectors to ensure maximum in service reliability. 9.00m overall and will be in service off the Republic of Ireland’s coast. Twin Yamaha F225B engines give a maximum speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots. Safety equipment is to MSO P6 Passenger Boat and other equipment is to MCA Category 3 rating.
Delta’s 10.80m daughter craft for North American Shipbuilders is based on the well-proven Phantom daughter craft already operated by a number of ERRV companies and modified for operation in Arctic waters (at up to minus 40 C.) This involved selecting only build materials specifically certified as suitable for use at these extreme temperatures. Delta also had to ensure that systems were heat protected; not only for when the craft was underway but also for when housed on the davit and exposed to severe wind chill. As an example of the specific needs for this vessel, the Radar Scanner assembly is housed within a secondary heated radome.
Propelled by twin Yanmar 6LPA-STZP (315hp) diesels that drive Hamilton HJ264 waterjets through ZF63C gearboxes. Maximum speed is 30.0 knots and cruising speed 25.0 knots. Seating includes KAB 525 Suspension Seats for three and bench seating for 12. Safety equipment is to MCA LOALINE Exemption Equipment (UKOOA) and the special Arctic environment pack includes double glazed windows, heated front windows and wipers, dual heating systems, engine heating system and an upgraded electrical package.http://www.deltapower.co.uk/new/