Offshore Patrol A963

Sovereign Charterers

M/V A963 Stern is powerful ex-Belgian Navy vessel capable of performing in a range of challenging environments. A commercially coded vessel, measuring 49.2 meters, Stern has the ability to provide accommodation for up to 40 personnel. Constructed GRP sandwich and with a top speed of 18.5kn. Stern has an endurance of 392 hrs and range of over 5,000 nm.

Type: Offshore Vessel
Year of Build: 1980
Length: 49.20m
Breadth: 8.82m
Depth: 2.90m
Engine: X2 Hedemora
Load Displacement: 378000kg
Top Speed: 18.5 knots
Cruising Speed: 12 knots



Hull: GRP sandwich
Recent class approval survey
Asbestos survey


Engine: X2 Hedemora V16/15
Propeller: X2 Variable pitch props


Generators: X2 Volvo Penta 170 KVA 50Hz
Onboard Power Supply: 3 phase 220v

Water System/ Other Mechanical:

Fuel water pressure system
Twin water makers
Separate water heating boilers
Central heating
Full air conditioning

Tank Capacities:

Fuel: 98000L
Water Tank: 17000L
Holding Tank: 6000L

Deck Equipment:
Anchor: X2 hydraulic windlass
Separate 300m mooring facility
X2 hydraulic davits
X1 hydraulic HIAB crane
Dive plateau and boarding ladder


Engine room fire suspension CO2/N system
Fuel sprinkler system
Complete fire alarm system with self-closing doors
Bilge alarm system
Bilge pumping system
Fire pumping system
External fire pump canon
Full ISO safety equipment
CCTV system

Navigational Equipment:

Radar X2
GPS hand held X6
Security guard intercom system
Autopilot X1
Satellite telephone system

Domestic Equipment:
Cooking device: 5 burner electric
Microwave oven
Fridge + cold stores
Freezer: Electrolux


X23 cabins in various colours with highlighted wood work finish
Berths: X40
Heads: X10
Showers: X10
Operations room
Radio operator room


Helideck: 60m2
Hospital Room: X2 beds with en-suite heads and shower room
Satellite internet
Many additional extras