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ACV Triton

Original Name RV Triton
Current Name ACV Triton (Australian service)
Namesake Triton (Maritime God)
Ordered August 1998
Builder VT Group
Cost Approximately 20m (inc 13.5m from VT)
Acquired August 2000
Fate Sold to Gardline Marine Sciences, 2005. Leased to Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, December 2006
Gross tonnage 2,236
Length 318 ft 3 in (97.00 m) / 98 metres
Beam 73 ft 8 in (22.45 m) / 22.5 metres
Draft 10 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion Diesel electric propulsion, Single shaft
Max Speed 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Range 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
BoatsCustoms and Border Protection Response Tenders (CRT) Two 8.5 metre Norsafe SOLAS approved boats powered by twin 233hp diesel jet propulsion in 8 tonne davits, with a range of approximately 60 nautical miles at 20 knots.
  • First aid centree staffed by a contracted intensive care paramedic
  • Separate health screening and quarantine isolation area
  • Secure holding areas equipped with CCTV facilities for accommodating transportees
  • Operations room equipped with secure communications.
  • Weapons (Australian service)
  • Two .50 calibre machine guns deck mounted
  • Glock pistols for Customs and Border Protection Boarding Party officers
  • Other Personal Defence Equipment (PDE) equipment is also on board.
  • Accommodation Berths for 14 civilian maritime crew and up to 30 Australian government officials, including armed Customs and Border Protection Boarding Party officers. (Australian service)

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