Cape Wickham

Cape Wickham – Police Patrol Vessel

The new Tasmanian Police vessel, due to be launched in the middle of 2017, will serve alonside the current police patrol vessel Van Diemen.

Cape Wickham, while similar in looks to Van Diemen, represents a significant upgrade over the current vessel. The new vessel has an overall length of 24.95m and is powered by two CAT C32 engines, giving a top speed of 28 knots. A range exceeding 1000 nautical miles allows Cape Wickham to comfortably patrol Tasmanian’s extensive coastline.

The vessel also features two smaller daughter craft. One RHIB is able to be launched via the stern door and aft ramp, while a dinghy can be launched from the upper deck. The combination of mothership and daughter craft provide Cape Wickham with patrol, fisheries and search and rescue capabilities.

Construction and fit-out was completed by Fine Entry Marine of Geraldton, with all structure constructed from marine grade aluminium.

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Specifications

Vessel Length 23.95 Meters
Launch Date Jun 2017
Vessel Type Police Patrol Vessel
Survey Class AMSA-NSCV 2B
Builder Fine Entry Marine
Construction Material Marine Grade Aluminium
LOA 24.95 m
Beam 6.6 m
Main Engines 2 x CAT C32 E-Rating
Propulsion Fixed Pitch Propellers
Speed Max 30 kts
Speed Cruise 20 kts
Fuel Capacity 16,560 L
Fresh Water Capacity 1,000 L
Accomodation 8
Crew 8
PAX 20

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