Fort Ripley specifications

Owner/Operator: Southeast Ocean Response Services, Charleston, S.C.
Designer/Builder: C. Raymond Hunt Associates, New Bedford, Mass./Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass. (design and build)
Dimensions: L: 64’ B: 21’ D: 6’
Mission: Supply boat, fireboat, pilot boat
Crew size: 2

Aluminum deep-V monohull

Maximum speed: 30 knots
Cruising speed: 25 knots

(3) Volvo Penta D13 diesels, 700 bhp at 2,300 rpm
(3) Volvo Penta IPS pods with dual counter-rotating propellers

(2) Northern Lights 30 kW

Fuel: 2,000 gallons
Water: 100 gallons

FFS 600 remote-control fire monitor, 2,500 gpm
Elkhart Brass manual fire monitor, 1,250 gpm
Hale fire pump, 3,500 gpm
FoamPro integrated foam firefighting system, 20 gpm 
Palfinger 2300 knuckle-boom crane
Duramax fendering
Humphree Active ride control system

(2) Icom VHF transceivers
(2) Icom HM162B Command Mic III
Raymarine 430 loud hailer with horn
Saab R5 Supreme AIS
Furuno NavNet 3D radar
Furuno PG-500 electronic compass
Simrad AP35 autopilot
Furuno WS200 weather station
Furuno DFF1 NavNet sounder
Furuno DRS12A radar pedestal with 6-foot open array antenna
Furuno 525T-BSD bronze through-hull transducer
FLIR M-625L thermal imaging camera
KVH TracVision HD7 satellite TV system
KVH TracPhone V7 mini-VSAT satellite antenna system
40-inch LED TV

USCG Subchapter T, 100 miles from shore

By Professional Mariner Staff