Successful sea trial of Patrol vessel “POA 1”
The battery-hybrid patrol vessel “POA1 proved to sail successfully. The vessel is equipped with a battery pack, which can be used exclusively electrically at 9 km/h for 2.5 hours. In addition, the vessel has two other energy modes: diesel or hybrid. A unique system that ensures less fuel consumption and minimal CO2 emissions. With the construction of these ships, the Port of Antwerp is reshaping its harbor with sustainability and safety ambitions.
Both vessels have been officially commissioned on Wednesday the 21st of December 2022
The “POA 1” and “POA 2” are the first to patrol vessels for the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and will be used for surveillance and for enforcement in the port area. The vessels are part of the Authority Field Operations.
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