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Halmatic RIBS - Deliver to Russia
Pacific 22 MkI RIBs to be integrated for use with Russian Frigates


Halmatic, the leading commercial and military boat builder, has delivered six Pacific 22 MkI rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) to JSC Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The RIBs are for use as general ships boats aboard three new frigates that JSC Baltiysky Zavod have recently built for the Indian Navy.

The delivery of these craft opens an exciting new market for Halmatic and also further strengthens the relationship between Halmatic and the Indian Navy, who have stipulated Halmatic Pacific 22 MkI RIBs as their standard ships boats since the 1980’s.

The new RIBs are powered by Cummins 4 BTA marine diesel engines rated at 150 bhp @ 2800 rpm coupled to a Sternpower leg providing a service speed of 22 knots.

The Pacific series of RIBs ranges from 5.5m to 12m and has been designed to meet a market for an all-purpose / rescue craft. Primarily designed for ship to shore, or ship to ship and fast transport of passengers or freight; these craft can operate in adverse weather conditions either single handed or with a crew of two, depending on the operation envisaged, with safety and manoeuvrability. The Pacific series are virtually unsinkable and the inboard marine diesel engine provides reliable and economical propulsion.