Damen Stan Patrol 2606, Netherlands


The Stan Patrol 2606 patrol vessels are designed and built by the Netherlands-based shipbuilding firm Damen Shipyards Group, for the Ecuadorian Coast Guard. The vessels are designed to execute patrol duties in harbours and coastal / offshore waters.

The Ecuadorian Coast Guard ordered a series of four Stan Patrol 2606 patrol vessels, of which three have become operational.

Other vessels in the Stan Patrol family are Stan Patrol 5009, Stan Patrol 4207, Stan Patrol 3507, Stan Patrol 2205, Stan Patrol 1605, Stan Patrol 1204 and Stan Patrol 5509.

Stan Patrol 2606 orders and deliveries

Damen received a contract from Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (Astinave EP) to begin construction of a total of four Stan Patrol 2606 vessels for the Ecuadorian Coast Guard in September 2011. All the patrol vessels in the series have been built at the Astinave yard in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The Damen Stan type 4207 patrol vessels, designed by Damen Shipyard Group, are operated by a number of navies and coast guards across the globe.

As part of the Stan Patrol acquisition programme, Damen received an order from Astinave EP to provide complete engineering services and material package for the fourth and final patrol vessel for the Ecuadorian Coast Guard in May 2014.

Bollinger Shipyards, a US-based builder of ships, patrol vessels and workboats, delivered two Stan Patrol 2606 patrol vessels to the Coast Guard authorities in Yemen in 2012. Under licence of Damen, Bollinger Shipyards constructed and delivered a total of 78 vessels based on the Stan Patrol 2606 design as of February 2012.

Stan Patrol 2606 design and features

The Stan Patrol 2606 vessels are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to conduct enhanced patrol missions. Each vessel is equipped with an air conditioning system to provide cooling for the equipment and to create comfortable conditions for the crew of 11 members.

The vessel has an overall length of 26.5m, beam of 6.2m, and depth of 3.35m at sides, while the maximum draught is 1.85m.

The deck is fitted with Rubbylene 150mm fenders, Effer 2600 crane and Muir HR 3500 Windlass. It also features a 75kg high holding power (HHP) and 65kg HHP anchor equipment. The vessel is also equipped with safety equipment including four life buoys, 20 life jackets and two Viking DK12 life rafts. It has storage facilities to carry 11m³ of fuel oil, 2m³ of fresh water and 1m³ of waste water.

The electrical equipment fitted to the patrol vessel consists of 24VDC 220V generator sets, two battery sets and two generator sets. Other auxiliary systems include CO2 fixed fire-fighting system in the engine room, 120m³/h fire-fighting monitor and two 10,000m³/h engine room ventilators.

"The Stan Patrol 2606 vessels are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to conduct enhanced patrol missions."

Navigation and communication systems aboard the patrol vessel

The Stan Patrol 2606 vessels are equipped with a variety of navigation systems such as SRH Nav 5 NAVTEX receiver, C. Plath, navigat X MK1 gyro compass, Walker 2020 anemometer, Walker 4040 speed log, Garmin MAP 230 global positioning system (GPS), and Decca Bridgemaster radar.

The communication suite fitted to the patrol vessels includes SP Radio Sailor RT 4822 very high frequency (VHF) digital selective calling (DSC) and SP Radio 4500 single sideband (SSB) DSC.

Propulsion and performance

The Damen Stan Patrol 2606 vessels are powered by two MTU 12V 396 TE 94 engines, each generating a power of 1,680kW at 2,000rpm. The propulsion system also consists of two Reintjes WVS 730 gearboxes and two fixed pitch propellers. The minimum and maximum speeds of the vessel are 25kts and 35kts respectively.

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