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A NEW Incat Crowther-designed patrol boat has been launched and has entered into service.

Incat Crowther 42 Chai Jinda was built by Seacrest Marine, Thailand. It is a monohull patrol boat, and it was developed in response to a strict set of mission requirements for use in patrol, rescue, and enforcement activities.

The eighth vessel built by Seacrest Marine Thailand from an Incat Crowther design, the Chai Jinda accommodates 16 crew and six officers below deck with 14-day autonomy and an operational range of more than 1000 nautical miles.

Chai Jinda is powered by three MTU 16V2000 M86 main engines, each providing 1,630 kW at 2450rpm each. These drive fixed pitch propellers via ZF 3060 gearboxes, providing the vessel with an enforcement speed of 35 knots and a long range patrol speed of 20 knots. The propellers are housed in Incat Crowther’s highly-efficient prop tunnels, reducing the vessel’s draft.

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Chai Jinda’s main deck features crew and officer messes, galley and stores, laundry, captain’s cabin and arms stores, complete with a full walkaround deck.

The aft deck features a deck crane and a fast rescue vessel for at-sea boarding activities. The foredeck features foundations for a remote operated 30mm gun.

The upper deck houses a radio room and ship’s office. A fire-fighting monitor and foundations for deck-mounted weapons are located around the exterior decks.

Chai Jinda showcases Incat Crowther’s proven expertise in delivering tailor-made solutions for specific operational requirements.

The vessel is classed with LR + 100A1, SSC, Patrol, G4.

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