VESSEL REVIEW | Jacob Frederiksen – Rescue boat to be based at Denmark’s Anholt Island

VESSEL REVIEW | Jacob Frederiksen – Rescue boat to be based at Denmark’s Anholt Island

Photo: Chantier Naval Couach

The Danish Ministry of Defence, through its Materiel and Procurement Agency, has taken delivery of a new rescue boat built by French shipyard Chantier Naval Couach.

The FRP-hulled boat will be operated by the Danish Coastal Rescue Service. It has been named Jacob Frederiksen in honour of the founder of the rescue service on Anholt, a small holiday destination island in the Kattegat between mainland Denmark and the Swedish coast.

Photo: Danish Ministry of Defence/Steffen Fog

As Anholt is located in the middle of the Kattegat, the rescue station on the island with a population of approximately 150 is considered vital in search and rescue (SAR) missions that are being conducted at any point out from the Danish mainland. The new boat was therefore designed to be larger, faster, and more capable of self-righting compared to its predecessor vessels, thus ensuring the safety of the occupants even when subject to extreme weather.

The new boat has an LOA of 17.5 metres, a beam of 5.4 metres, a draught of 1.1 metres, and space for six crewmembers and up to eight additional personnel. Deck space is also available for an inflatable tender while a portion within the main cabin may also be used as a treatment area where rescued individuals will be given first aid.

Two John Deere 549kW main engines propel the boat to a maximum speed of 27 knots whereas sailing at 25 knots is still possible even under Sea State Four conditions. The boat may also be used for firefighting and towing of distressed vessels thanks to the installation of a foredeck monitor and an aft towing hook.

Photo: Chantier Naval Couach

A thermal imaging camera and two Furuno NXT radars help the crew operate effectively during emergency response missions, especially at night or in bad weather. Fendering from Ocean 3 is also fitted to provide impact protection during alongside manoeuvres.

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Jacob Frederiksen
Type of vessel: Rescue boat
Flag: Denmark
Operator: Danish Coastal Rescue Service
Builder: Chantier Naval Couach, France
Hull construction material: FRP
Length overall: 17.5 metres
Beam: 5.4 metres
Draught: 1.1 metres
Main engines: 2 x John Deere, each 549 kW
Maximum speed: 27 knots
Cruising speed: 25 knots
Radars: 2 x Furuno NXT
Other deck equipment: Towing hook
Fendering: Ocean 3
Firefighting equipment: Monitor
Crew: 6
Passengers: 4
Operational area: Kattegat

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