Research and patrol catamaran delivered to Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

A new 25-metre research catamaran delivered to Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has taken delivery of a new catamaran research vessel built by compatriot shipyard Seacrest Marine.

The 25-metre aluminium catamaran has a range of features and equipment to help its crew monitor and protect sensitive coastal areas while having minimal impact on the environment.

The vessel will be used by the DMCR to patrol Thailand’s coastal environments and monitor the nation’s fisheries and marine resources.

Designed to accommodate 12 crewmembers and 16 passengers, the main deck features three of the vessel’s sleeping quarters, five bathrooms, a large mess, an outdoor dining area, a galley, and a storeroom.

The upper deck features an office and operations control room with a day head and an en suite cabin for the captain.

The large wheelhouse has been designed to optimise the captain’s line of sight, while the upper deck also provides storage for a tender and personal watercraft, both of which are readily available for fast deployment via crane.

The hull deck features three crew cabins.

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