MetalCraft Marine is nearing completion of the 85'x26'x12' aluminum firefighting, rescue, patrol boat Monjeb 2. The vessel is scheduled for delivery to the Kuwait Fire Force in September.

The 79.6-dwt boat was designed by Walker Marine Design Ltd. with a 4' draft.

Main propulsion will come from two MTU 10V 2000 M86 diesel engines, producing 1,360 hp at 2,450 rpm each. The mains connect to twin MJP DRB 500 waterjets through ZF 665 two-speed marine gears. The propulsion package will give the new boat a running speed of 27.8 knots. For added maneuverability, the boat will be fitted with a Sleipner Side-Power SH550 bowthruster.

The Monjeb 2 will feature two Jason fire pumps, spewing 5,000 gpm each through telescopic monitors that extend 40' above the deck.

MJP will also take care of the controls and steering responsibilities with its Jet Master 1 package. There will also be a Raymarine Axiom, Setcom, and Teledyne FLIR electronics suite aboard the boat.

Capacities will include 1,200 gals of diesel fuel; 100 gals. water, and 800 gals. firefighting foam.

Ship’s service power will be the responsibility of twin Kohler 125EFOZCJ Decision Maker 3500 gensets.

MetalCraft has offices in Kingston, Ontario, and Watertown, N.Y.

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.