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Metal Shark Expands Into Peru state-operated Peruvian shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA-PERU SA). The ? rst round of Peruvian

Navy maritime interdiction vessels are now being built by

Metal Shark in the United States. Under a co-production agreement with SIMA, Metal Shark plans to deliver mul- tiple similar vessels to Peruvian interests through training and design transfers, technological resources, and produc- tion methodologies to SIMA. Designed by Metal Shark, the 45 De? ant is an increasingly popular platform, with multiple vessels in service in the US, the Caribbean, and

USA-based Metal Shark has expanded into the coun- Asia. Powered by twin inboard Cat Marine diesel engines try of Peru, with a new patrol boat order now in produc- coupled with Hamilton water jets, the vessel will reach tion, and a multiyear co-production agreement with the speeds well in excess of 40 knots.

Robert Allan Designs New Pusher Tug for Brazil

Two modern pusher tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil S.A., have begun operation in Brazil, to a customized design from

Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada. The tugs will push barges containing bulk products in the Amazon River sys- tem. This shallow-draft pusher tug, HB PIRARARA and her sister vessel, HB PIRARUCU are RApide 4000-Z3 tugs.

Construction was successfully completed by Estaleiro Rio

Maguari in Belem, Brazil. All vessels are designed to meet

Brazilian Flag State requirements and provide the highest standards for crew comfort and safety. The wheelhouse pro- trol station providing unobstructed vision to the foredeck vides maximum all-round visibility with a split forward con- working area as well as to the convoy of barges ahead.

LOA: 39.6 m Main Propulsion: (3) Wärtsilä 8L20 Beam, moulded: 18.0 m

Class: ABS Z-Drives: Schottel SRP 1215 Depth, moulded: 4.0 m

Normal draft: 2.8 m Gen-Sets: (2) Caterpillar C18 Diesel Minimum draft: 2.4 m

Armstrong Delivers Another Vessel to Washington DNR

The monohull dive compliance vessel Salish Scout was recently accepted by the Washington State Department of

Natural Resources (DNR) after successful launch and sea trials in Port Angeles Harbor. In a competitive solicita- tion process last year, DNR selected Armstrong Marine’s proposal to design and build multiple vessels for their Ma- rine Law Enforcement program. Salish Scout is a sister ship to the vessel Sentry, completed earlier this summer.

Salish Scout is customized for ef? cient geoduck ? shery management along with other marine law enforcement operations. A 4’ dive platform, tank racks, aft deck show- er, and custom dive ladder serve DNR divers monitoring geoduck stock and habitat.

Credit: Maddie Hunt 93 MN

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