operates three Lillian Ngoyi class environmental patrol vessels
, based on the Damen Stan 4708 design
The vessels are the Ruth First, Lillian Ngoyi and Victoria Mxenge.
The vessels were constructed in South Africa by Farocean Marine.
The United States Coast Guard would later decide to construct several dozen Sentinel Class cutters, also based on the Damen Stan patrol vessel 4708 design, citing the success of the South African vessels.
The USCG vessels' crew was to be twice as large as the South African vessels, but their endurance was only five days, as opposed to the 14 days of the South African vessels.
The South African vessels mount environmental gear where the USCG vessels mount four heavy machine guns, and a 25mm Bushmaster autocannon.
The USCG vessels are 3 knots faster, with engines approximately fifty percent larger.
|| 353 long tons
|| 46.8 metres
|| 8.11 metres
|| 2.9 metres
|| 25 knots
- 14 days
- 2500 nautical miles
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
Parent Craft –DamenStan Patrol 4708, United States Coast Guard, 2008-09-30.
Cape marine protection gets a boost, The Independent Online, 2007-05-28. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
Leon Engelbrecht. Fact file: Lilian Ngoyi class environmental inshore patrol vessels, Defence Web, 2010-02-28.