The 225' WLB is equipped with a single controllable pitch propeller and a bow and a stern thruster which gives the cutter maneuverability to tend buoys offshore and in restricted waters. A sophisticated Machinery Plant Control and Monitoring System (MPCMS) and an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) enable the cutter to operate safely with an optimally sized crew. Using Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) WILLOW can hold the vessel station within a ten meter circle. This technology has improved the precision and capability of the crew to service and position floating aids to navigation in winds up to thirty knots and eight foot seas.
|Speed:||15 kts @ 75|
|Endurance:||21 days unreplenished|
|Range:||6000 miles at 12 kts|
|Crew:||8 officers, 34 enlisted|
|Buoy Deck Area:||2,875 Square Feet|
|Icebreaking:||14" plate ice at 3Kts, 3ft backing and ramming|
|Oil Spill Recovery:||400 Gallons per minute|