Delivery and Launching of Police Patrol Vessel m/v „Marino Jakominic“
Following trials, the „Tehnomont Brodogradilište“ of Pula has recently launched the Police Patrol vessel PB-25 and handed her over to her buyers and end users, the Republic of Croatia Ministry of Internal Affairs. This vessel had been bought as their fifth “A” type vessel in line, all of them provided with MTU Series 2000 engines, of quality and reliability satisfying the most demanding users. The vessel was designed by „Camarc Design“ based in UK, bearing the following features:
- length overall: 25.10m
- hull length: 24.2m
- beam: 6.0m
- draught: 1.5m
- engines: 2 x 1050 kW
- max speed: 30 kn
The vessel was named „Marino Jakominic“, after the Croatian police officer who was killed by the enemy in the ambush on the Velebit mountain, beneath the Visocica peak, on 29th August 1992. As the commander of Special Services Unit of Rijeka since 13th September 1991, Marino turned to a highly respected commander beloved by his fellow-fighters. His first triumphs took place in Gospic, where he occupied the barracks with depots. After that, he remained the successful head of the Unit throughout the 1991, whereafter he headed the Rijeka unit to Dubrovnik, to arrive there on 08th April 1992 as the first armed unit from outside the Dubrovnik area. He stayed there till the end of June, his Unit having contributed to unblocking and to liberation of the City and the surrounding area. After his comeback to Rijeka, and following a short rest, he was entrusted with a new task on the Velebit mountain range where his Special Unit of Rijeka was again the first to face the enemy. Unfortunately, his life was taken in the ambush there, with three members of Special Units of Gospic wounded at the same time. Apart from Marino, his Unit lost five more members at the battlefield of Lika.
The vessel is equipped with two MTU 16V 2000 M70 propulsion engines and F-drive gearboxes built by our principal ZF type 3050 and with complete Blue Line propulsion operation and supervision system, all in compliance with CSR rules and regulations.
During her final trials, the vessel reached her maximum speed of 30 knots and excellent noise and vibration and manoeuvrability performances, thus representing a high tech product and an excellent reference for more future projects of the type both in Croatia and abroad.