Maritime Security & Escort

Maritime Security & Escort

Over the years, piracy-related security threats continually increase within the Gulf of Guinea. We address this through our vast experience in this domain and our understanding of the needs of our clients which have led us to provide high quality services to them. We provide a 24hr security escort and protection service that will enable the safe transit of your assets through the Cameroonian waters. Using highly trained personnel we can ensure the safety of your vessels and oil & gas cargo whilst at anchor and underway. With our unique all-inclusive rate structure and sole focus on the maritime industry in the Gulf of Guinea Strait, we are able to offer our clients guaranteed high levels of service at competitive prices.

 

How We Work

  1. We have a sailing protocol that guides our mode of movement
  2. We obtain live radio feedback from vessels around the sailing route on the nature of the route
  3. We preform Real-time Route Analysis and Military Surveillance
  4. We sail with a team of military personnel with Combat defense Weapons for tactical response when need arises
  5. and a Ballistic security boat for safety while underway

 

 

Maritime Security

Our Vessels

DRUMBEAT OF DEVON

Fast Patrol Boat

VESSEL SPECIFICATION

Cameroonian/British flag – Registered Tonnage: 41.83t and G.R.T: 83.83t

Make:—–

 DAMEN 

 

Vessel Reference:—–

LOCH 1205

Model:—-

 21m STAN PATROL 2200 Mk 2 

Number of Engines:—–

 

2  and 2 generators.

LOA:——-

 21.04 Metres  (69′ 0″)

HP (each):———

 630 

LWL:——-

 19.10 Metres  (62′ 8″)

Fuel  Type

/Capacity;–

Fresh Water Cap-

 Diesel 

5600+600+2000=8200 litres

     2 tons

Beam:——

 5.45 Metres  (17′ 11″)

Hull Material——-

 Steel hull and Aluminium superstructure 

Draft:——

 1.98 Metres  (6′ 6″)

Speed;——–

 18knots

Build Year:—-

 1991 

Hull Type:

 Displacement

 

1.4 Accommodation Overview:

Berths:

 8

Galley Includes:

 

Cabin(s):

 4

 Cooker

 Yes

Heads:

 Yes

Microwave:

 Yes

Shower:

 Yes

Refrigerator:

 Yes

Pressurized Hot/Cold Water:

 Yes

 

 

 

AirConditioning:

 Yes/Newly installed

 

 

Accommodation Description

 From forward – A chain locker extends forward of the accommodation bulkhead with hatch access at deck level. There are in all 4 No. CREW CABINS; 2 No. to starboard occupying the forward section of the lower deck area and 2 No. to port including the skippers’ cabin aft to port each having two single ‘tiered’ bunks. A CREW MESS is situated to the port side with a dining table, TV, etc. To starboard aft is the HEADS compartment equipped with a flushing toilet and a wash/hand basin. A separate, SHOWER compartment is adjacent outboard also with wash/hand basin. The GALLEY area amid-ships starboard side comprises a double sink unit, microwave, cooker hob, and oven arrangement with appropriate storage areas and worktop preparation surfaces. Accommodation areas were initially heated by radiators to each cabin and mess areas but have recently been replaced with strong Air Conditioning units. A companionway leads to the BRIDGE steering house with central helm con and provision for three seated crew on pedestal KAB type suspension seating. Bridge-controlled engines and navigational instruments are mounted within a console area extending the full width of the forward bridge windows. A Navigation Table is provided behind the con to port and further crew bench seating aft on the port side. An access door adjacent to the helm leads to the port side deck adjacent to the helm and starboard aft is the main exit door/companionway leading to the AFTER DECK. A deck hatch access leads adjacent to the companionway leads to the ENGINE ROOM with a further access point aft above the steering compartment. This after deck area is mainly used for the dry docking of a 5.5m Avon RIB (with fitted Yamaha 60hp four stroke outboard) positioned on a purpose-made cradle support and to port is an Effer hydraulic crane used for deployment of the RIB. This is also operated in association with other equipment launched and retrieved over the stern or along the port quarter. Usual deck fitments are provided commensurate with docking and mooring arrangements. Access to the fly-deck with secondary steering con.

 

Mechanical

 

Engine Make & Model:————

 

 

 Cummins KTA19-M2 

Battery System:——-

 

24V

Gearbox Make & Model:—–

 

 Reduction 

Power Generators:

 

Drive Configuration:-

 Shaft Drive 

– Genset (Kva):

 28 

Engine Year:———-

 1991 

  – Genset       Model:

 Lister Petter CR(K) 

Engine Hours::——-

 16,076 

Inverter:

 No

Last Serviced:

August 2014 

Shore Power:

 Yes

 

 

Battery Charger:

 Yes

Two Cummins KTA19-M2 inline six-cylinder engines rated at 507bkw (630bhp) fitted with ZF reduction gearboxes conventionally driven through shafts and stern gear. Each engine runs alternator charging and hydraulic pumps to ancillary services. Consumption is reportedly 135 liters per hour (main propulsion at 1500rpm and onboard generator(s) operating).Fuel Capacity: Main Tanks – 5600+2000 litres + 600 litres day Tank=8200litres. Fresh Water Capacity: 2 Tons.

Auxiliary Power: Lister Petter CR(K) driving Stamford MHC144G generator producing 27.5KvA.Generator alone fuel consumption is approx. 12 liters an hour. An additional Fischer Panda 15KvA generator is also installed.

Engine room

Access to the engine room is by deck hatch situated aft of the wheelhouse overhang, at the lower deck level.  A further hatch is situated at after the end of the deck above the steering compartment. The engine room is laid out in a maintenance-friendly manner and provides easy access to all areas both for mechanical and electrical repairs. Access is provided to the steering compartment internally through the after bulkhead port side.

Stern gear Conventional 90 mm diameter shaft drive via REINTJES VWS 234 O S 2.542:1 Hydraulic reversing gearboxes.

Working gear EFFER Crane/Hiab, Aft deck winch, Flybridge winch.

The wheelhouse has a central helm con and provision for two seated crew on pedestal KAB type suspension seating. Bridge-controlled engines and navigational instruments are mounted within a console area, extending the full width of the forward bridge windows.

A navigation table is provided behind the con to port, and further crew benches seating aft on the port side. An access door adjacent to the helm leads to the port side deck adjacent to the helm and starboard aft is the main exit door/companionway leading to the after deck.

 

Sea trial data

Running Trials:

  • Date/Time 4th August 2014
  • Area Off Brixham Devon
  • Number of persons on board 4
  • Hull state Clean
  • Fuel load 40%
  • Water load 0%
  • Air temperature 20 C
  • Sea temperature 18 C
  • Sea state Slight
  • Depth of water >12m
  • Wind speed SW 15 knts
  • Max speed over ground (GPS) 16.8 knts
  • Max Speed through water (log) NA

Notes: *Wheelhouse engine oil pressure gauges Intermittent-rely on-engine gauges.

Full details are available in the survey report.

Inventory

Navigation Equipment

  • AUTOPILOT: Robertson AP9 Mk2
  • RADAR: Decca Bridgemaster
  • AIS: Receiver
  • PLOTTER: Transas/Navi Sailor ECDIS + Olex version 4.1
  • GPS: Furuno GPS x 2
  • VHF: Sailor RT2048 VHF + Skanti 1000 DSC + 2 x Icom H/held
  • TELEPHONE: Sailor 150 Fleet Broadband Sat-phone + Nokia cellphone
  • NAVTEX: GMDSS ICS Nav 5
  • DEPTH: JFC Echo Sounder
  • COMPASS: Venus magnetic + KVH Azimuth Digital Gyro
    CCTV: 2 x aft-facing cameras

 

 Electrical

  • Ships system – 24v and 240v
  • Main Generator: Lister Petter CR(K) – 27.5Kva
  • Fischer Panda 15 Kva

 Protection of Personnel

Bulwarks / Guard Rails / Handholds-Adequate 

Sound protection – Signage and ear defenders at engine room entrance.

Jackstays/Harness Clip-on points: as above

Non Slip Decks / Escape Hatches

Adequate nonslip on deck areas / Chequerplate in the engine room

 

Life-Saving Apparatus

Below is the list of safety equipment required for MCA Coding for operating range category 2: up to 60 miles from a haven and available onboard ‘Drumbeat’. 

  • Liferaft – DpT SOLAS A (cat.0), B (cat 1,2,3,4) or ISAF or ISO9650 or ORC plus grab bag (cat 2,3,4) (in-date) 200% 2x SOLAS A 6 PERSON/ expires 10-2015
  • Hydrostatic release for liferafts Yes
  • Lifebuoys (horseshoe or round) – 2 ROUND
  • Lifebuoy buoyant lines (18M) – fitted to remaining lifebuoy
  • Lifejackets (DTP or BSEN399-275N or BSEN396-150N ) 2 extra if gas in.6 SOLID +Lights
  • Safety harnesses – 2
  • Attachment points for harnesses
  • Red parachute flares (in-date) 4 expiration 09/2017
  • Red hand flares (in-date) 6 expiration 09/2017
  • Red smoke- buoyant or hand (cat 2,3,4) (in-date) 2 expires 09/2017
  • TPA (thermal protective aids) – 2 required if immersion suits provided for all on board -4
  • Portable VHF (not Cat.4 if fixed VHF provided) – 2
  • SSB radio or INMARSAT ship earth station – Sat phone – n/c 406 EPIRB  
  • 5 SART (not required if EPIRB has 406/121.5 dual frequency) – –
  • SOLAS 1 or 2 SOLAS 2 rescue information charts – displayed – 1
  • Training manual – 1
  • Instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances – 1
  • Fire extinguishers 1-(13 A 113B), 2 – (5 A 34B), 2- fire buckets, fire blanket
  • Fire pump (fixed / portable) –
  • Nautical publications (as per MS Rules 1975 SI 1975 700)
  • Light and Shapes Signals (as per Collision Regulations )
  • DPT approved radar reflector – 1
  • Compass deviation correction table
  • Hand bearing compass or Pelorus- 1
  • Searchlight -1
  • Emergency torch – 1
  • A sound signal ( canister type with spare canister) – 1
  • Barometer- 1
  • Main & kedge anchors plus chain/warp
  • Emergency water supply n x 2 Litres (for >24hrs)
  • Tender (marked with no. of person capacity)
  • Man overboard recovery device
  • kit & First Aid Man. (Merchant Shipping Notice MSN1768 scale A, B, C) or equivalent= C
  • 50% portable blanks for portlights below weather deck —= deadlights

1.9 Deck & General

Avon 5.5m RHIB with 60hp Four Stroke Yamaha Outboard (1991)
Effer Sea Crane 6000-2S with remote and manual controls (2011) – (max reach 6.5m with load 850kg – mid-reach 3.7m with 1550kg)
Pullmaster PL5 Free fall winch
Usual deck and anchoring equipment – Danforth + Chain

Certification

British certificate.

  • Annual Maintenance certificates since 2003
  • Test Certificate 2013
  • Workboat certificate (2013) from Maritime Coast Guard Agency Uk(MCA)

Cameroon  Registered;

  • Seaworthiness Certificate
  • Tonnage Certificate
  • Registration Certificate
  • Minimum safe manning Certificate
  • Certicat De Securite Radiotelphonique
  • Act De Camerounisation

 

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

LOGIN MARINE INTERNATIONAL UK

Lochin Marine International is a British boat building and marine services business spanning more than 40 years in the industry. It is one of the Uk’s oldest continuously operating boat building companies. It is known for manufacturing some of the fastest seagoing crafts with capabilities for operating in rough weather conditions.

FRUTABO has already engaged in the process of signing an MOU on technical cooperation.

 

WILLIAM LAWRENCE

Master FPV “Drumbeat of Devon” Devon County Brixham UK 1999-2014

He was recently in Cameroon on invitation from FRUTABO Maritime Ltd to launch the vessel and to train local crew on the efficient and effective operation of the vessel. He has opted to offer his assistance when needed for a period of 3 years.

He holds the following certificates

  • Certificate of Competency as Second Hand (special) no 34329 dated 11 Sept. 1984
  • Certificate of Competency as O.O.W. Unlimited no. CoC0028725
  • Certificate of Competence G.M.D.S.S. G.O.C. no. GG26501 dated 14 Jan. 2002
  • V.Q. Level 3 Merchant Navy Operations no. R 010829 dated August 2002
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats no. PSC 00469 dated 16th March 2002
  • Basic Sea Survival Certificate no.1722 WSF dated 24 Sept 1998
  • Training in Basic Fire Fighting no. MN 0221 dated 28 April 2002
  • Training in Advanced Fire Fighting no.MN 0503 dated 28th Jan. 2003
  • Updated Certificate of Proficiency for Persons in medical care on board Ship No. MC5/11001 dated 17/11/2010
  • Navigation, Radar, and ARPA simulator training (management level) no. PMTC/DWJ/M22/99 dated 22nd. July 1999
  • Efficient Deck Hand Certificate no.PMTC/DWJ/87/2001
  • Cummins Engine Company Ltd K/VK – Technician Level 2
  • RYA/MCA Powerboat Advanced cert. no 8194 dated 29/04/99 (commercially endorsed)
  • Fishing Gear Technology Cert. no. 46
  • RN / MMO marine enforcement course Jan 2012 (3 weeks)
  • ML 5 medical
  • Protecting Information Levels 1 and 2 (National School of Government)
  • Ship Mounted Crane (hydraulic) 16/10/12
  • C.A. Approved Engineering Course – no. WTA/AEC/10/12-06
  • Maual Handling Awareness cert. no. T-124251-127204
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities Cert. no. WTA 06/02-05 dated 04/02/2013
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW95) Cert. no. MN 2899 dated 07/02/2013
  • Hygiene and Cleaning in the Seafood Industry Seafish (CIEH)
  • Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) 2014

 

                   

Year of build

 

1991

           

Builder

   

Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem

     

L.O.A.

   

21.04 meters

         

B.O.A.

   

5.45 meters

         

Draft

   

1.98 meters

         

Gross tonnage

 

83.83 tonnes

         

Reg. tonnage

 

41.83 tonnes

         

Propulsion

 

2 X Cummins KTA19-M2

       

Total output

 

2 X 507 bKW

         

Fuel capacity

 

5600 liters + 600-day tank

       

Running hours

 

47 hours

           

Operating limits

 

Small workboat code cat 2 – 60 miles from haven

 

Main generator

 

Lister Petter CR(K) driving Stamford MHC144G Generator

 

Output

   

27.5 kVA

           

Aux. generator

 

Fischer Panda Genset

       

Output

   

15 kVA

           

Stem

   

raked

           

Stern

   

square

           

Construction

 

round bilge hull

         

Material

   

Steel hull with aluminum superstructure

   
                   

Deck equipment

               
                   

Crane

   

Effer Sea Crane 6000 – 2S with remote and manual controls

Winch

   

Pullmaster PL5 Freefall

       

RIB

   

1 X Avon 5.5 with Yamaha 60 HP 4 stroke injection

 
                   

Bridge electronics

               
                   

Pilot

   

Robertson Norway AP9 Mk2

       

Radar

   

Decca Bridgemaster

       
     

AIS receiver

         

Navigational plotters

Transas / Navi Sailor ECDIS

       
     

Olex version 4.1

         
     

2 X Furuno GPS

         

Communications

 

Sailor Compact RT2048 VHF

       
     

Skanti 1000 DSC VHF

       
     

2 X Icom handheld VHF’s

       
     

Sailor 150 Fleet Broadband Satphone

     
     

Nokia fixed installation cellphone

     
     

Navtex GMDSS ICS Nav5

       

Echo Sounder

 

JFC color

         

Compass

   

Venus magnetic

         
     

KVH Azimuth Digital Gyro

       

Accommodation

 

4 X double cabins, separate heads, and shower

   

Bastion

Fast Patrol Boat

SVS Hawkins

Fast Suppport Intervention Vessel