With great multi-tasking capacity, economy and resistance, the DGS 680 was chosen by the Brazilian Navy to be part of the vessels of the Port Authority of Espírito Santo.
Recognizing the versatility and high performance of the DGS Defense vessels, the Brazilian Navy incorporated the DGS 680, baptized “Marlin”, to the Port Authority of Espírito Santo, to assist in the daily activities pertaining to the Espirito Santo area.
On the last day (June 1st), a sea trial was held, where the Lieutenant-Commander Tulio Cesar Ferrine Flores from the Espírito Santo Port Authority, together with the naval engineer Leonardo Salles, and the DGS Commercial Director, Edson Silva, sailed in Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro, and evaluated the vessel’s characteristics and performance.
“The vessel fully met all the requirements expected of her. Our expectation is that she will act quickly and safely in naval inspection actions throughout the CPES area of jurisdiction,” pondered the Corvette Captain.
The performance of the vessel was not the only point evaluated by the Captain, who praised the performance of the company and its members. “All the employees were extremely competent and attentive, from the beginning to the last phase that culminated with the delivery of the vessel,” thanks CC Ferrine.
For the commercial director of DGS, CMG (RM1) Edson Silva, the delivery of the vessel to the Port Authority of Espírito Santo was a great satisfaction for the company, because it shows the approval of the product by an institution, the Brazilian Navy, which demands excellence and quality.
“Having the Brazilian Navy as one of our main clients, besides being a satisfaction, is a great challenge, since this implies a constant search for the improvement of our engineering projects and our construction processes, but it is exactly this challenge that motivates the DGS team”, states Edson.
The DGS 680 model was planned according to the needs of the Port Authority of Espírito Santo. Its ETRH structure, an exclusive technology from DGS Defense, allows it to perform missions in extreme and remote environments and even in day-to-day operations.
The advantages of ETRH boats go beyond, being fatigue resistant, flame retardant, with a long life cycle and high resistance to impact and abrasion. The DGS 680 has a total length of 6.92 m, a cargo capacity of 1100 kg, equipped with a 250 HP outboard motor, a fuel tank for 210 liters of gasoline, and supports up to 5 passengers.
“The material that makes up the hull of our vessels, besides being highly resistant, has positive buoyancy, which provides a large reserve of buoyancy for the vessel, generating reliability to meet a wide range of missions, among which stand out naval inspection, patrol, search and rescue (SAR), inspection, presence action, and logistical support, even in regions of difficult access and restricted navigation by draft,” explains Commercial Director, Edson Silva.
The official handover took place in front of the entire staff of the Captaincy
The official delivery took place on June 6th, in Espírito Santo, followed by the DGS Academy training, created by DGS Defense with the objective of ensuring safety, increasing the performance in the vessels’ missions, and reducing the cost of eventual maintenance.
Conducted by the naval engineer responsible for DGS, Leonardo Salles, the practical training took place for 20 members of the Port Authority of Espírito Santo, and was preceded by an introductory presentation about the vessel to about 50 CPES members.
*** Translated by DEFCONPress Team ***