Bernard’s Pilot Boat Fresena Arrives to German Pilots

Germany: Bernard's Fresena Vessel Arrives to German Pilots

Next Thursday, Fresena, 18 meters pilot boat will be delivered to LOTSENVERSETZBOOTE TECHNISCHE FACHSTELLE NORDWEST pilots and leave Lorient for the port of Emden in northern Germany. After FRYA delivered in May 2011, this unit is the second in a series of 4 vessels for German pilots.

Marc Bernard, technical director of shipyard Bernard: “The prototype of the pilot boat named Frya is operating for almost a year in the area of Borkum from the port of Emden. It has proved highly satisfactory in particular on its behavior at sea in rough weather. We are pleased to deliver her sister ship after confirming a series of tests: a maximum speed exceeding 30 knots, a noise level below 75 decibels in the wheelhouse and many technical innovations including the warming bridge and handrail tailored to work in northern Germany in extreme cold. A third vessel named “Burkana” will be delivered in September to Borckum before a fourth vessel to the pilotage station of Bremerhaven. “

Frank Dinnebier, boat Captain Lotsenversetzboote Technische Fachstelle Nordwest: “I’ve driven the first boat Frya and with Fresena we confirmed the performance of the ORC 190 ship with high speed of 31 knots in good weather and which is much safer and comfortable for our pilots. This is a great change that makes interventions more effective, fast and safe than with the smaller pilot boats limited to 6 knots we used so far.”

Designed and built in the shipyard Bernard at Locmiquelic, near Lorient in Brittany, this concept of “all weather” craft allows for an exceptional vessel which meets the stringent requirements of the pilot stations in the ports of Northern Europe. The shipyard is able to meet the challenge by offering a pilot boat able, in sea conditions force 4-5, to ensure an efficient service while combining comfort, speed, maneuverability and safety.

Source: Bernard, May 4, 2012

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