All American Marine (AAM), Bellingham, Wash., announced today it has signed a contract to construct a 65’x24’ patrol vessel for the Los Angeles Port Police. Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand, designed the dive and patrol vessel.

A statement from AAM announcing the contract noted the aluminum catamaran is specifically designed to enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the LA Port Police and will add operational flexibility to their existing fleet. It will employ the latest hull design improvements from Teknicraft Design, providing improvements in fuel efficiency and vessel performance characteristics, the statement said.  AAM states these measures will go beyond what was initially achieved with the All American Marine-built dive vessel delivered in 2012 to the LA Port Police. This vessel is engineered to operate in challenging conditions along the southern California coast, in both inland and nearshore waters.

The vessel will be powered by twin Cummins QSM11-715 engines with fixed-pitch propellers, providing a combined power output of 705 bhp @ 2500 rpm. With the inclusion of the Teknicraft “eco-bow” design, this patrol vessel is expected to maintain ride stability in exposed waters, with a cruising speed of 20 knots and a maximum speed of approximately 25 knots.

“We are honored to have been selected by the LA Port Police for this vital project,” said Ron Wille, President & COO of All American Marine. “Our team is dedicated to delivering another vessel that meets the highest standards of performance, safety, and innovation. This contract underscores our commitment to supporting law enforcement agencies with advanced maritime solutions.”

The vessel is designed to meet the standards of the U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter T regulations, ensuring high levels of safety and compliance. The catamaran will also be equipped with a range of sophisticated systems and equipment, the AAM statement noted.

The patrol vessel will be fitted with comprehensive fire suppression systems, life-saving equipment, and robust structural integrity to ensure the safety of the crew and passengers. The vessel will also include an A-frame for deploying and retrieving advanced SONAR and Remotely Controlled Underwater Vehicle along with a dive compressor foundation and storage solutions for diving gear..

“Our primary mission is to ensure the safety and security of the Port of Los Angeles, protecting the people and maritime environment in and around the port,” said Deputy Executive Director Tom Gazsi, who also serves as Chief of Public Safety and Emergency Management as well as Chief of Port Police. “The innovative features of this vessel will significantly enhance our operational capabilities.”

WorkBoat reached out to AAM for additional specs on the vessel.

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