Swiftships Designs New Breed of OPV From Commercial Hull

June 23, 2014
Posted by: ACW

Currently under construction at Swiftships is a colossal 210 foot aluminum Fast Supply Vessel (FSV) which will serve as the parent craft for the development of Swiftships’ 65 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) design. The FSV, which will operate in the Gulf of Mexico, is ABS classed, DP-2 certified, and designed to accommodate propulsion with either waterjets or propellers. Its lightweight aluminum superstructure coupled with Swiftships’ proprietary design allows for high-speed performance and delivery capabilities.

The original hull, which was designed to transport personnel and supplies to and from offshore facilities, has been redesigned with plans for a sister craft which will be capable of performing intelligence, reconnaissance, patrol, assault, and rescues missions. The new commercial hull will serve as Swiftships platform for the development of a new breed of OPVs.

“It is part of Swiftships heritage to be at the forefront of innovation and design in the shipbuilding industry”, said CEO Shehraze Shah. “It was from an existing commercial hull that we developed the notorious ‘Swift Boat’, and it is a proven commercial hull from which we will develop a new kind of Offshore Patrol Vessel”.