Two thirds of the earths surface is covered by water - Our carbon fibre power catamarans can safely cover all of it
Another overcrowded (fishing) skiff about to be inspected on the high sea for weapons
35m x 10.6m Multi-Mission
High Speed Pocket Patrol Boat
Carbon fibre construction and innovative design features provide optimal high speed offshore performance and outstanding littoral capabilities.
Five times stronger than steel andhalf the weight of aluminiumwon't rust crack or corrode
50% to 75% lower fuel burn than a similar size aluminium or steel vessel due to much lower weight
Double the working life and less maintenance than a similar size aluminium catamaran or mono-hull
Dual Carbon Fibre Foil Assistlifts you higher, keeps you dryer, less resistance, faster, smoother ride
Foam insulation, double glazed windows and air-conditioned provide quiet comfortable work environment
Designed and built under survey to DNV high speed offshore passenger Rules
'Designed in' water tight void areasand foam sandwich construction make these catamarans.........
boats don’t get any safer than this
With over 39,000 litres of usable fuel and a range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 40 knots this 35m catamaran is a serious “Far Offshore Long Range” Pocket Patrol Boat.
It has the ability to carry out "search and rescue" missions, locate and intercept pirates, drug smugglers, polluters and illegal fishing trawlers.
This same Multi-Mission Pocket Patrol Boat has 'unheard of' Littoral capabilities for a boat of its size. Due to its carbon fibre bilge keels and water jets this 35m carbon fibre catamaran has a 1.1 metre draft (3’ 7”) allowing it to patrol in shallow bays and rivers.
It has the ability to nose up to a sandy beach and allow 8 fully armed marines in 4 (optional) diesel fueled side-by- side ATV’s to drive down the carbon fibre bow ramp and explore isolated areas for pirates or drug smugglers that may be inaccessible from the land.
Optional diesel fueled side by side ATV
35m carbon fibre Multi Mission High Speed Pocket Patrol Boat - HSPPB35
LengthOverall 35m (115’)
Length on Deck 35m (115’)
Length Waterline 35m (115’)
Beam Overall 10.6m (35’)
Hull Draft(Light Ship) 1.1m (3’ 7”)*
Under wing-deck height at bow
2.7m (8’ 10")*
Under wing-deck height mid ships
23 tonnes (50,700lb)
When pirates head out from the coast and into the shipping routes the cost of locating them is very high. It often requires fixed wing aircraft to locate the pirates and helicopters, ships and marines in RIBs to intercept them. Preventing the pirates from leaving the coast by continually patrolling the known pirate 'hot spots' would cost a lot less and be far more productive. Our High Speed Pocket Patrol Boats were designed to economically undertake this mission
Powering Standard4 x MAN D2862 LR421 900hp x 4 = 3,600hp Heavy Duty driving
2 water jets
Speed Standard40 knots max - 35 knots cruise
Endurance *118 hours 334 litres/hr with 10% reserve, less generator consumption
Range4,700nmat 40 knots
Powering Option 1 4 x MAN D2862LE432 1,200hp x 4 = 4,800hpMedium Dutydriving
2 water jets
Speed 45 + knots max - 40 knots cruise
Endurance*89 hours 444 litres/hr with 10% reserve less generator consumption
Range4,000nm at 45 knots
Powering Option 2 Operatingany2 of the above 4 engines for slowspeed Littoral
and harbour patrolling
Speed 25 knots
Endurance & Range* Will depend on engine option selected. Duration will more than
double while range will be much the same
Propulsion Standard2 x Kamewa Rolls Royce water jets
Propulsion Options 2 x ZF Controllable Pitch Propeller systems in propeller tunnels
Bow Thrusters (Optional) 2 X Wesmar dual prop Electric bow thrusters
Auxiliary2 x Onan 40kW 120/240v 3 phase 50Hz/60Hz diesel generators
* Performance varies with load and conditions – fill two fuel tanks for better performance or fill all four for long range patrolling.
TMD carbon fibre High Speed Pocket Patrol Boat HSPPB35. The supersatructure will be extended forward to provide more accommodation area for this model
Ten heavily armed marines from a multimillion dollar warship with a crew of around 300 intercept a skiff with 8 to 10 pirates onboard, overall cost per intercept and capture; millions of dollars!
Water Maker 1 x FCI MQ1826S 6800LPD (280G/hr) inc. auto flush
Hot Water4 x 400 litres
Black Water 2 x 1,000 litre + Marine Sanitation Device
Using 152m (500') Cruisers and Destroyers to intercept pirates far out at sea is a mission more cost efectively carried out by 35 metre High Speed Pocket Patrol Boats patrolling along the coast preventing the pirates from reaching the open sea
A US Navy Orion Long Range Surveillance Aircraft used to locate pirates at sea off the coast of Somalia. Preventing the Pirates from leaving the coast would be a far more cost effective solution
Epoxy resin vacuum infused closed mould construction method. This is the default laminate method for the hull decks and superstructure and for all other molded and flat panel parts.
TMD's HSPPB models are not intended to be warships and they have not been designed to carry mounted weapons. However it is understood that they will have trained crew with military weapons onboard to counter adversaries who may also have hand held weapons.
The HSPPB vessels are to be operated by a countries own Navy, Coast Guard or Maritime Police. They should be used to patrol their territorial waters and their littoral waters to intercept and apprehend pirates, drug smugglers, illegal immigrants, polluting ships and foreign fishing trawlers poaching billions of dollars' worth of fish every year.
A number of inexpensive HSPPB's have a much better chance of controlling piracy and all other maritime security issues inside a countries territorial waters than the extremely costly offshore piracy prevention methods currently being used by global navies.
The high cost of far offshore pirate intervention
The high cost of piracy includes fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and large warships with hundreds of crew and armed marines onboard continually patrolling offshore shipping routes in their search for a small number of pirates in small wooden skiffs.
Ten TMD 20 metre to 35 metre High Speed Pocket Patrol Boats (HSPPB) each with a crew of 8 to 24 could cover major pirate 'hot spots' along the coast of Somalia, North to Eritrea and South to Mozambique and major areas around the Gulf of Guinea. This would prevent pirates from leaving the shore and reaching the shipping lanes and it would eliminate the need for aircraft to search thousands of square miles of Open Ocean in the hope of finding pirates in small skiffs.
Preventing pirates from leaving the shore would bring down the cost of piracy to the global economy. We all pay for piracy by paying increased prices on imported goods especially on the price of petroleum products and the millions of items that use petroleum products in their manufacturing process.
The overall cost of operating ten Pocket Patrol Boats and crew would be far less than the cost of operating just one of the six or more 500 foot warships at sea searching for pirates.
In the case of Somalia; who would purchase and operate the HSPPB35s is unknown. It would be hoped that the EU, NATO and UN and some other affiliates would make the purchase while navy instructors would help to train suitable crew from the Somali Navy and Coast Guard.
In the case of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria is the major oil exporter in the region and the most affected by oil pirates so it would be in their best interest to have their own fleet of HSPPB's. They could order a mix of the HSPPB20's for harbour and littoral patrols up to the HSPPB35's for further offshore patrols. Whether they could afford to purchase up to ten HSPPB's of any size is unknown but they should have crew who could be trained to operate these simple craft.
Preventing drug runners from successfully delivering boat loads of drugs through the Caribbean and up to the United States could be severely curtailed and hopefully eliminated by using ten HSPPB35s strategically placed for this purpose.
In South East Asia waters a consortium of affected countries could contribute to the purchase of ten HSPPB35 and operate them under the Control of Singapore who would be the most centrally located and most effective country to undertake manning and operating ten HSPPB35s.
Piracy may never be completely eliminated, but not taking major steps now to reign it in will only allow it to spread and prosper to the cost of an already suffering global economy.
Captain Graham Pfister
Nova Scotia, Canada
Carbon fibre is 5 times stronger than steel
and less than half the weight of aluminium
The TMD HSPPB35 uses 50% less fuel and produces lower greenhouse gas emmissions
than a similar size aluminium catamaran patrol boat
The TMD HSPPB35 uses 75% less fuel and produces lower greenhouse gas emmissions
than a similar size aluminium or steel mono-hull patrol boat