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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 11:38 
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https://navaltoday.com/2018/09/18/south ... -workboat/

Interesting little vessel!


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2018, 00:21 
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Nice to see a workboat get some coverage, it's a nice change from the combat vessels that usually hog all the attention.


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2018, 03:18 
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"The crew accommodation features three staterooms each with three bunks for a total capacity of twelve crew members". ???


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2018, 07:14 
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SPAD wrote:
"The crew accommodation features three staterooms each with three bunks for a total capacity of twelve crew members". ???


Four watches at a minimum of three crew each.


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Strange that with so many maritime companies with design and production capabilities in SA we had to go and buy from the Aussies, Really!

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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2018, 08:01 
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boertjie wrote:
Strange that with so many maritime companies with design and production capabilities in SA we had to go and buy from the Aussies, Really!

Design capability takes many years to develop, and sometimes another company has a suitable blueprint "off the shelf", cheaper than starting from scratch.


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