12 Jun Granuaile recieves it’s new light ship support vessel
Redbay Boats tendered and were successful in winning a contract to build a new light ship support vessel for the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The boat will be used on board the the ILV Granuaile which will act as a mother vessel. The boat is unique in that it had to have a dual license. It is built to comply with both the MCA MGN280 commercial craft code for craft operating in UK waters and the Deopartment of Marine P3 passenger boat license for craft operating in Irish waters. TheRIB’s principle duties will include crew transfer activities and daughter craft service duties. It will be crane lifted on and off the deck and can be stowed on either the after deck or in front of the main wheelhouse. The boat has been rigged with a lifting eyes to facilitate the craning on and off.
The on-board specification was extensive, some of which is listed below:
- Ullman Dynamic Biscaya seating
- 240V shore power
- 110V shore poiwer
- 24V shore power
- On-board battery charging
- Raymaraine E120 GPS chartplotter with Radar
- ICOM M-603 DSC VHF
- AIS 250
- Engine Bay and console heating
- Seating for 10 persons
- Blue Sea Distibution for all electrical systems
- Henshaw Self-righting system
- Capsize systems
- Lifting system
- Emergency Outboard stern mounted
Attached our some photos, I am sure you will admit that the finished product is stunning, if you keep an eye around our coasts I’m sure you will see it , probably up against a lighthouse or a navigational mark.
Redbay Boats would like to wish all the guys on board ILV granuaile all the best with teir new Stormforce RIB, I’m sure it will be a wecome change to have a bit of weather protection.
The specification includes:
The Mother Ship