Vessel Name: Skrunda
Vessel Type: Workboats
Shipyard: Abeking & Rasmussen
Yard Number: 6487
Main Engine: 2 x MAN 2842 LE 410
Engine Power (kW): 2 x 809
Length (m): 25
Speed (knots): 23
Controllable Pitch Propeller Data
Year Delivered: 2010
Gearbox: HD 295 HR/HL
Propeller Diameter (mm): 1475
Skrunda class was ordered in 2008 and built in cooperation by Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard in Germany and Riga Shipyard in Latvia between 2009 and 2013. The class and the five vessels are named after towns and cities in Latvia from each of the five historical regions of Latvia, where important battles for Latvia's independence took place.
The design is based on the well proven Abeking & Rasmussen 25m SWATH Pilot boat design, which is known for its excellent seaworthiness, offering motions in high sea state similar to conventional monohull ships three to four times its size.
Skrunda class vessels are able to perform 100% of their duties in waves as high as 3.5 meters. The propulsion system was designed specifically for Skrunda class and places two MAN D 2842 diesel engines in the lower torpedo hulls, driving Servogear controllable pitch propellers via Servogear reduction gearboxes.