Safehaven delivers pilot vessel to P&O Maritime

P&O Maritime has received a 14-metre fast pilot boat from Safehaven Marine.

The vessel will add to P&O’s operations in Maputo, Mozambique.

‘Khurula’ has a capacity for six crew and pilots, all on shock mitigating suspension seating.

The new boat is built to Safehaven’s Barracuda design and powered by a pair of 372kW Caterpillar engines. She reportedly achieved 31.5 knots during sea trials and has a range of over 300 nautical miles at 25 knots.

P&O Maritime ordered two pilot boats from Safehaven earlier this year, this being the first delivered.

The second contract is for an Interceptor 48 pilot version for their operations in Limassol, Cyprus, due for delivery in November.

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