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Many interesting papers will be presented at international conference on Surveillance, Pilot & Rescue Craft which will be taking place in Southampton (UK) 11-12 May 2000. The conference will highlight developments in design, new technologies, case studies, construction and operation of craft and their associated equipment and machinery. Some of the papers are highlighted below.

Mr David Cannell (David Cannell & Associates, UK) will present 26m Vessel for US Coast Guard - Operation & Design paper. It will cover design and operating conditions for a 26 metre US Coast Guard Cutter. Forty seven of the class are in service to date, and the author is involved in the ongoing development of the vessels, based on operational experience gained from them.Mr Alistair Cameron (Camarc Ltd, UK) will discuss Design, Development & Operating Conditions for a New 22m Self Righting Pilot Boat. This paper is about the design and development of a pilot boat to operate in the extremely hostile conditions. The new Pilot Boat for the Columbia River Pilots (Oregon USA) is currently being built at Kvichak Marine in Seattle and will be delivered in August 2000. The 22m boat is self righting and powered by twin water jets, producing a top speed of 28 knots.

French Lifeboat With Revolutionary Hull paper will be presented by Mr Claude Meignen (Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, France). The new First Class Lifeboat of the French "SNSM" is designed around a "revolutionary" fast hull ORC type, patented and proven in service with a variety of fast boats from 12 to 22 metres and speeds from 20 to 35 knots including: a pilot boat, a passenger ship and a fishing vessel. The topics dealt with in this paper are: the stages of the "ORC" hull development, the results of sea trials of the prototype and the development of the ORC hull for new vessel classes in particular the new First Class Lifeboat

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