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Thursday, June 13, 2019 

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard (WSC) has unveiled at new hybrid vessel that it says sets a new standard in the patrol and pilot vessel market.

“The 9m Hybrid is a step change for operators including port and river authorities, Police, MOD and Royal Navy who need to meet strict new pollution standard,” said the shipbuilder during the vessels unveiling this week at the Seawork 2019

Peter Morton, WSC CEO, said: “The Chasewell is the first 9m Hybrid Patrol vessel to be built in the UK. This revolutionary vessel sets new standards in hybrid vessel design and build and is fitting that it comes from WSC. We are a British Shipbuilding company based on the Isle of Wight with centuries of traditional and shipbuilding heritage.”

Port authorities, harbour and river patrols need to keep pace with the changing environmental requirements seeking solutions and vessels that can operate zero emissions but switch easily between variable speeds when necessity arises.

WSC is known for its environmentally friendly builds in the ferry sector including Red Funnel’s Red Jet 6 & 7, two MBNA Thames Clippers, along with multiple ferry deliveries for export worldwide. Currently the new Arksen Hybrid Explorer yacht is in build with ground-breaking technology and innovative progressive solutions to meet future environmental requirements and goals.


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