Thursday, 2 April 2020

INFOGRAPHICS OF COAST GUARD VESSELS #7: The new boats of the Hellenic Coast Guard 2020-2024

Written by D-Mitch

The first CNV P355GR PCB under construction
This is the seventh post about infographics of various coast guard vessels and coast guard fleets from around the world.  The following infographic depicts the boats the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) will commission by 2024. On March 18, 2020, the Greek Minister for Shipping and Island Policy announced that the HCG will purchase 54 vessels by 2023. It is expected though a delay in the delivery of the vessels due to COVID-19 pandemic. That is the reason why I postponed the deliveries by 2024. Note that the following graph includes only the new vessels and not the old vessels of which many of them have been modernized. Information about some of the largest HCG vessels can been found in the following links: Stan Patrol 5509, Sa'ar 4 class and Vosper Europatrol 250 Mk1. Currently the Hellenic Coast Guard fleet in its totality consists of approximately 240 vessels of all types (see more here).

The new boats for the Hellenic Coast Guard. High resolution infographic here.


Analytically, the types that will enter service with the HCG, are the following, from the largest to the smallest type:

- 4 x 37-metre Cantiere Navale Vittoria (CNV) P355GR. The construction will take place in Italy. Displacement: 160t. Speed: >41kts. Range: 1.000nm/18kts. Crew: 12+4. Space for 20 more passengers. Armament: two Elbit remote weapon stations (RWS) with 12.7mm heavy machine gun plus two mounts for machine guns.
 
HCG Cantiere Navale Vittoria (CNV) P355GR

- 15 (+3 option) x 16.1-metre Fabio Buzzi (FB) 56 SF patrol boats. The construction will take place in Italy. Displacement: 21t (full load). Speed: >50kts. Range: 450nm/35kts. Crew: 6+9. Max person capacity: 35 Armament: three mounts for machine guns.

Fabio Buzzi (FB) 56 SF
- 3 x 12-metre VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 Extended Cabin ambulance boats. The construction will take place in Greece, at the VIKING Norsafe Hellas facilities in Theba. Displacement: >7t. Speed: >45kts. Range: 350nm. Crew: 4+6. Armament: none. More details here.

HCG VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 Extended Cabin

- 10 x 11.5-metre RAFNAR 1100 Cabin Assault patrol rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIB). The construction will take place in Greece, at the RAFNAR Hellas facilities in Keratea. Displacement: 4.1t. Speed: >53kts. Range: 280 or 430 with the addition of a tank. Crew: 4+4. Armament: three mounts for machine guns.

HCG RAFNAR 1100 Cabin Assault


Moreover, by August 3rd, the following competitions have been announced:

- 4 x 16-19.5-metre patrol boats. Unknown type. Ongoing competition.

- 2 x 30-45-metre patrol coastal boats. Unknown type. Ongoing competition.

- 10 x 11-12-metre patrol rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIB). Ongoing competition.

- 3 x 12-metre ambulance boats. Announced on May 22, 2020. On August 3 the order was increased to 4.

Based on the announcement of the Greek Minister for 54 vessels in total by 2023, we assume that 2 boats of unknown type will join the list. Perhaps the 2 boats will be the option from the 15 FB 56SF. The article will be updated accordingly. 

1 comment:

  1. Can you make an infographic for the ships of Indian Navy?

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