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 1980s.
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