Jetwave Stanley Point
High speed aluminium lines boat with personnel transfer capability
Dongara Marine’s growing reputation as a supplier of high-quality custom vessels for harbour service roles was underlined with the delivery of our second work boat for operation Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk port, in late April 2019.
Jetwave Marine Services wanted a similar design but customised for work as a lines boat. It also had a preference for diesel inboard and waterjet propulsion rather than the outboards used on the PPA’s vessel.
Jetwave Stanley Point is slightly longer and wider than the original Bulldog Class but retains the tried and tested ‘punt’ style hullform with modified forward sections. The former provides for stability, deck area, and carrying capacity while the less flat bow shape reduces resistance and improves head seas performance.
The dimensional variation reflects and enables the propulsion change, including providing for an open transom with duckboard to both protect the waterjet and enable lines to be efficiently handled over the stern.
Other features that reflect the vessel’s use for lines handling include:
- A towing crucifix rated to five tonnes;
- The ability to develop 1.2 tonnes of bollard pull (which was confirmed on trials); and
- Designed, built, and equipped to ensure there are no external fittings or other potential catch points for ships lines.
Jetwave Marine Services is also using the vessel to transfer personnel within the port, and thus Jetwave Stanley Point was placed into AMSA NSCV 2D survey for up to six passengers and two crew.
“We sought and received bids from a number of builders offering various designs, but ultimately determined that the Dongara Marine offer provided us with the best combination of performance, quality, and after build service.”
Michael Hansen – Managing Director - Jetwave Marine Services
Jetwave Stanley Point sea trials. She is the first of 4 new assets making their way to our Port Hedland Operations #oceandriven #jwms #jetwavemarinePosted by Jetwave Marine Services on Sunday, 26 May 2019