The 19.9m long and 5.05m wide Eugen is based at the DGzRS Greifswalder Oie station. Built by Fassmer Shipyard in Berne/Motzen on the Weser.
The 19.9m long and 5.05m wide Eugen is based at the DGzRS Greifswalder Oie station. Built by Fassmer Shipyard in Berne/Motzen on the Weser, it displaces 38 tons, draws 1.3m and carries a 4.8m long and 2m wide tender called Hubertus, capable of 37 knots.
Eugen is driven by a Caterpillar C32 V12, 1,232 kW main engine, has a two speed Reintjes marine gear plant of Type ZWVS 440, and a five blade carbon fibre propeller providing a top speed of 22 knots. The auxiliary/ emergency drive is a Steyr MO 166, 120 kW unit.
The hull form of the latest boat is basically the same as that developed 40 years ago and adopted in former DGzRS 20 metre class boats. Lines have however been further improved to provide higher speed while maintaining sea going characteristics.
Eugen follows sister Eiswette, delivered by Fassmer in January this year, as the first of the new 20m class of rescue cruisers for DGzRS. The three man boats were ordered in 2006 for mainly inshore coastal operation. Because of their shallow draught they can be used where bigger search and rescue cruisers depend on their tenders.
The latest Fassmer design does not have an accommodation deck, which was the case in previous search and rescue cruisers. The crews of Eugen and Eiswette are not housed on board, but ashore. Other features are the well proven net frame structure, an ergonomic designed workplace, extensive medical equipment and a 2,300 litres/minute firefighting pump.
Officials said another novelty was the on board electronic network using a data bus system. Used to transfer data and energy between control elements and electric systems, it is the same as in computers and aircraft and increases operational security while saving weight.