Melita I - Melita II

melita 1

SEARCH AND RESCUE LAUNCHES - SUPERVITTORIA 800 CLASS

Displacement (tonnes)   13 (full load)
Dimensions (metres) – (feet)   11.5 x 4.9 x 0.8 – 34.73 x 16.08 x 2.62
Speed (knots)   32
Range (NM)   160 at 34kts
Complement   4
Machinery   2 CUMMINS QSC8.3 – 500 INT; 947 hp(m) (367 kW @ 2, 600 rpm) 2 KAMEWA FF 310 water jets
Radars   Navigation I-Band
     
Built in 1998 by Vittoria Naval Shipyard, Adria – Italy for the Civil Protection Department similar to the SAR launches in service with the Italian Coast Guard. The vessels were transferred to the Maritime Squadron, in May 1999 due to the fact that the Armed Forces of Malta is the competent national SAR agency in Malta. The two vessels underwent mid-life upgrade works between April and July 2011.

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