South Africa’s ARMSCOR takes delivery of 20-metre workboat

Best Transport Vessel - Inkanyamba

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR) has taken delivery of a new 20-metre aluminium monohull workboat from local builder Veecraft Marine.

Designed by Incat Crowther in accordance with BV requirements and in compliance with flag state rules as defined by South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) for Category C vessels, Inkanyamba (“Tornado”) will be tasked by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with the transportation of personnel and equipment and also with supporting training activities in coastal waters up to 16 kilometres off the coast under inclement weather conditions often experienced in the area.

The vessel has a 25-square-metre aft deck, a five-tonne crane, a foldable dive platform, two 7.5-cubic-metre cargo holds, a galley, mess areas, and overnight accommodations for up to 12 personnel.

Two MAN D2862 LE431 588kW engines give Inkanyamba a speed of 15 knots at a deadweight load of 20 tonnes.

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