26 May '12, 2pm

Richard Sauter Draws Up a Hybrid Coast Guard Vessel: Filed under: Transportation News AlternativeTransport

Richard Sauter Draws Up a Hybrid Coast Guard Vessel: Filed under: Transportation News AlternativeTransport

SCOD Presents the US Coast Guard Sea Eagle; The Ultra Green Homeland Security vessel that’s tough on the bad guys, but kind to the Ecology. The first Coast Guard Cutter to provide extensive surveillance, on , above and below the ocean. The E Class Search and Rescue Sea Eagle with Helipad and underwater ROV (Remote Ocean Vehicle) uses half as much fuel to go 10% faster than the USCG Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters’ in use today. At the Same time The Sea Eagles waterjet propulsion system, dynamic positioning and small wave making signature do far less harm to Marine Ecology. Instead of the Sentinels 11,500hp from tier 2 diesel engines, the analogous Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC’s, the Catamaran Sea Eagle’s greater overall effi...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2012/05/26/richard-sauter-draws-up-a-hybr...

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