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The ship

The transfer of the MS Sea-Watch from Germany to the Mediterranean started at the end of March 2015, arriving on Lampedusa in the middle of May 2015. The decision on which ship to buy was based on the expertise of experienced crew members. The most important selection criteria were:

  • a stable hull form with a corresponding draught and low center of gravity as well as the highest possible weight
  • reliable and low maintenance engine/ economical with low fuel consumption at cruising speed

For those reasons Sea-Watch’s choice fell on a Go-46, a seaworthy cutter from the Netherlands. The ship was re-named to MS Sea-Watch.

 

Technical Data of the Vessel:

Technical Data of the Vessel:

  • Designer: Shipyard Vooruit, Enkhuizen NL
  • Year of construction: 1917
  • Last rennovated: 2014
  • Engines: 1
  • Length: 21,12 meters
  • Width: 5,12 meters
  • Draft: 1,95 meters
  • Hull material: steel
  • Weight: 96 tons
  • Fuel tank: 3.100 litres
  • Water tank: 2.300 litres
  • Cruising Speed: 7 knots
  • Consumption: approx 15 litres per hour

Engine:

  • make of engine: MAN
  • Type HP 340 HP Year 1987
  • Cylinders 10
  • Diesel fueled
  • Transmission Reintjes hydraulic
  • Propeller 3 bade bronze
  • Bow thruster Peugeot 65 hp 4-cyl. + Hurth gearbox

Navigation Equipment:

  • VHF 2> Sailor RT2048 & Debeg
  • Radar: Furuno daylight radar
  • GPS: Furuno
  • Compass: electrical compass
  • Plotter: map plotter

Electrics:

  • Voltage 12-24-220V + shore power
  • Batteries 6
  • Victron battery charger 24V 50 amp
  • Converter Victron 24V 220V 1200W
  • Generator Lister Petter 17,5 KVA 220 / 380V

Accommodation:

  • Beds: 8
  • Cabins: 2
  • Kitchen: fridge, stove, sink, sitting corner (convertible to a bed)
  • Saloon: sitting room (convertible to a bed)
  • Bathroom: shower, toilet, washbasin

Impressions: