Pirate Hunting - Operation AtalantaBuffers Marine AB
Buffers Marine AB have delivered a Boarding RIB Boat to the Swedish Armed Forces to be utilised for pirate hunting in Somalia. Swedish Armed Forces will take part in Operation Atalanta and act as FHQ, (Force Head Quarters). The Boarding RIB will be located on the HSM Carlskrona Ship.
The RIB provided by Buffers Marine is a Boomeranger C-3500 which has been specially built and designed to fit in to the davit on HMS Carlskrona.
The order from the Defense Material Administration, FMV, was received in late 2009 so the project has been forced to get the boat ready in time. In this project Buffers Marine AB has worked closely with the end user to deliver the correct solution.
The standard C-3500 is 10.5 m long and this boat is 9.2 m and the weight limitation for the davit lift also has special designs solutions.
The RIB boat, which is equipped with 2 Yanmar diesel engines (2 x 440hp) and Konrad stern drew, can reach a speed of over 45 knots. The RIB has also been equipped with weapon mounts making it ideal for such applications as this.
For more information of Boarding RIB boats please contact Buffers Marine.