Wednesday, December 7, 2022

New Rodman 130 patrol boat delivered to the Xunta de Galicia

  • Baptized as `Mar de Galicia´, the new Rodman 130 is an intervention height patrol boat, specially designed to carry out surveillance services of coastal waters and the fishing resources of Galicia.
  • It is the second longest patrol boat in Polyester with Fiberglass that has been built in Europe and probably worldwide, to date.
  • Its construction has been a new milestone for the shipyard by allowing it to continue growing and consolidating itself in the new segment of vessels of more than 40 meters in length built in PRFV after the Rodman 138 , specialized in customs surveillance.

Rodman Polyships SAU, the Rodman Group shipyard specialized in the construction of all types of GRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyester) boats, ends 2021 with a new delivery of a professional boat to the Coastal Surveillance Service of the Xunta de Galicia. This is the new Rodman 130 , the second largest patrol boat, after the Rodman 138 , made of Polyester with Fiberglass that has been built in Europe and probably worldwide, so far, which is already part of the fleet of the Xunta to carry out coastguard services and inspection, control and support tasks for the fishing fleet, covering wide surveillance areas.

The construction of this model has been a new milestone for the shipyard, allowing it to continue growing in the new segment of boats of more than 40 meters in length built in PRFV, which will open doors for it at an international level, being pioneers and leaders in the same .

New Rodman 130 Height and Coastal Surveillance Patrol Boat

With an overall length of 40 meters and a maximum speed of 27 knots, it has been created by the shipyard’s design, development and engineering teams, perfectly combining high performance, reliability, construction quality and navigation characteristics.

The vessel is a vessel suitable for carrying out fishing inspection and surveillance tasks as well as support and control of the fleet , thus contributing to the conservation of the marine environment, and ensuring compliance with Maritime Regulations.

The propulsion is made up of an innovative hybrid propulsion system , made up of two main marine diesel engines of 1,500 Kw of power each, which carry a hybrid reducer, which is coupled to a 200 Kw electric motor. This configuration offers several modes of use from 100% electric (main engines off) to combining electric propulsion with conventional, to obtain maximum performance.

With a maximum capacity for 12 people on board, who will stay in eight independent cabins. With a range of more than 900 nautical miles , the new Rodman 130 offers great versatility in surveillance operations for coastal waters and fishery resources, but it can also carry out oceanic interceptions thanks to its ability to remain uninterrupted at sea , without assistance for 5 days .

Completing the equipment of the Rodman 130 Patrol Boat, we highlight a Neuvisa auxiliary vessel of 7 m. in length and perfectly equipped, a crane with a lifting capacity of 128.8 KNm and a hydraulic net puller.

This new model has been developed taking into account the specific needs of the client, in addition to the different technical and construction quality requirements of the Rodman standard, optimizing the safety and comfort of the crew and people on board.


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