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 efficiency delivers a maximum speed of 32 as opposed to 29 knots.
In silent electric mode the SEA Eagle will navigate inland water ways and dock with Zero emissions. Plugged in her solar cells can harness and return over 200 MWs of energy to the grid a year, enough power to offset 3000NM of Carbon Neutral cruising at 18 knots. As a Certified Carbon Offset Project the E Class Coast Guard Cutter can reduce GHG emissions by 12,000 tons per year
The Coast Guard Sea Eagle FRC will accommodate 30 crew members and like all USCG Fast Response Cutter’s her command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system will be fully interoperable with those of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
“Government Agencies like the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security while protecting us can also play a major roll in protecting our way of life for future generations. They have the opportunity, if not a duty to do this by insuring that only the best examples of fuel efficient Eco Conscious Vessels are to be found in our Coast Guard and Navy.
Length Overall: 43m