High-Speed Shallow Draft Aluminum Landing Craft Ready for Arctic Service
10-01-2011 Coastwise Corporation recently completed the design, engineering, and construction support of the Arctic Solution, a high-speed landing craft for Arctic Marine Solutions Anchorage Alaska. This unique vessel was designed as an arctic oilfield support vessel capable of both passenger and cargo operations. The vessel is designed to load at unimproved beaches and operate in shallow waters along Alaska’s North Slope during the short open water and slush ice season.
The new 62 foot aluminum vessel is a USCG inspected subchapter T passenger vessel, certified to carry up to 49 passengers. The Arctic Solution is designed to carry both miscellaneous cargo, and wheeled or tracked construction equipment (such as a dump truck or loader) on the 18 foot wide open cargo deck. Coastwise designed modular passenger accommodation pods for this vessel that can be mounted on the cargo deck. The vessel has an aluminum bow ramp and a minimum operational draft of 2.5 feet. The Arctic Solution is a triple waterjet vessel with 1,900 horsepower capable of achieving a cruise speed of up to 25 knots when fully loaded.
Arctic Marine Solutions contacted Coastwise Corporation for an all new vessel design when no existing landing craft designs were found that could meet the desired speed, draft and regulatory restrictions. For further information on the Arctic Solution or other high-speed landing craft vessel designs please contact Coastwise Corporation at (907) 929-3148.
About Coastwise Corporation
Coastwise Corporation is a naval architecture/marine engineering firm in operation since 1989. The company provides professional vessel design, marine structural and marine systems engineering, and water borne transportation analysis to both public and private clients. Coastwise specializes in designing vessels and marine systems that successfully and efficiently operate in demanding marine environments.