China's Largest Patrol Ship, Haixun 09, Launched

China's Largest Patrol Ship, Haixun 09, Launched
China's Largest Patrol Ship, Haixun 09, Launched

China's largest maritime patrol vessel, launched at a shipyard in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, will help improve maritime traffic management. Built at China State Shipbuilding Corp's Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, Haixun 09 will be managed by the Guangdong Marine Security Administration. The ship is expected to be fully operational in 2021.


China's largest maritime patrol vessel, launched at a shipyard in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, will help improve maritime traffic management. Built at China State Shipbuilding Corp's Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, Haixun 09 will be managed by the Guangdong Marine Security Administration. The ship is expected to be fully operational in 2021.

Yan Peibo, the ship's chief engineer, said the 165-meter maritime security patrol vessel had a displacement of 10 metric tons and a speed of more than 700 knots (25 kilometers per hour). The ship can travel more than 46 thousand nautical miles (16 thousand 10 kilometers) at an economic speed of 18 knots and can voyage over 520 days.

The ship includes a helicopter landing pad and a data center with multiple satellite communication systems, including China's Beidou Navigation Satellite System. It was stated that Haixun 2019, whose construction started in May 09, is expected to serve as an important platform for law enforcement, emergency coordination and command and prevention of pollution. Cao Desheng, Director of the China Maritime Safety Administration, said the new ship will help strengthen maritime traffic control and emergency support, ensure safe and trouble-free shipping, and protect the country's maritime interests.

Stating that it will also be an important tool for emergency management and cooperation in the global maritime security industry, Cao stated that Haixun 09 has an intelligent engine room system that can monitor the main propulsion system and power generators in real time. "It has a system to remove nitrogen oxides that are often found in engine exhaust," he said. Three maritime security patrol vessels with displacement of more than 3 metric tons are currently in service in China.



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