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Wärtsilä, Hietalahti shipyard, Helsinki
B.-nr: 433
-(100)- Tonnage 33 m lang 14,7 m breit 0 m Tiefg.  -46- Passagiere -16- PKW 23-25 Knoten
  1. Larus -
  2. Larus PUC 22 (reg. CH-AHL) 
  1. THV Turku  -
  2. Kanada Arctic Hovertrans Ltd 
Einsatz und Verbleib:

10.12.1981 Ablieferung
1981 - 1984 Åbo Skärgaarden
Personen- und Fahrzeugtransport im Winter
z.B. Route Galtby - Norskata - / Houtskär
- erwies sich als ungeeignet
03.1983 versuchsweise zum Eisbrechen in Hailuoto eingesetzt
- wurde ca. 1985 nach Kanada verkauft
- nach 1988 nach Singapur
  1985-1989 – Larus – Beaufort Sea. Larus was a Finnish craft constructed by Wartsila in 1981. In 1985, Wartsila Arctic and Arctic Transportation Ltd. formed a joint venture (Arctic Hovertrans), Canadianized the craft and transported her to station in Tuktoyaktuk, NT. The purpose of this venture was to introduce an alternate means of transportation to the offshore industry. The craft was diesel propelled, carried 46 passengers or 25 tonnes of cargo. It was a learning experience in terms of capabilities over ice. Fully loaded, operators could not get the craft on cushion over thin ice. In attempting to do so, fingers and skirts were severely damaged. To avoid this problem, an ice thickness of 17 inches was required. Rough ice and ridging proved to be a problem as well. Rough ice was very abrasive to the skirts and ridges over 0.5 meters had to be avoided due to skirt height. Visibility over ice and determining ice objects well in advance proved to be a challenge. Due to the suspension of activities in the Beaufort (1988 and onwards) the craft was demobilized from the Arctic and transported to Singapore. Textquelle - -  
IMO number: air-cushion vehicle
4 Diesel-Motore mit je 650 kW Gesamtleistung von 2600 kW
22/25 Tonnen Fracht
Schürzenhöhe ("skirt"): 1 m

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