May 28, 2004
RS 130 Utvær
May 15th, NSSR (Norwegian Rescue Association) held naming ceremony for RS 130 Utvær at Utvær Lighthouse.
RS 130 Utvær was named by the new general secretary in NSSR, Monica Kristensen Solaas. The vessel is of the "Simrad" class and the eight vessel of this class to be delivered from Maritime Partner since RS 120 Sundt in 2000. Maritime Partner has delivered a total of 12 vessels to NSSR. Maritime Partner has one more vessel on order, and the RS 131 will be delivered in June 2004.
RS 130 Utvær will be stationed in Gulen/Sollund area and cover a large part of the west coast of Norway, overlapping boats stationed in Bergen and Måløy.
The "Simrad" class of boat is manned by volunteers and have a normal crew of 2-3 persons. The existing vessels are stationed in Oslo, Tønsberg, Bergen, Stavanger, Tromsø, Romsdal and Måløy and can assist with everything from firefighting to ambulance duties in addition to rescue missions.
The MP-1211 in this configuration has two 340 HP engines driving waterjets. The vessel type has a top speed of 35 knots and a fuel capacity that gives the vessel a range of 200 nautical miles.