New video released by French shipyard CMN shows the Ocean Eagle 43 trimaran in heavy seas sea trials. The trials were carried off the coast of Cherbourg and in the Raz Blanchard with sea state 5 and the ship “demonstrates excellent seakeeping qualities,” the shipyard said.
Ocean Eagle 43 is an ocean patrol trimaran being built for the Mozambican government and launched in January 2015. The vessel is the first of three for Mozambique.
The class is known for its low fuel consumption at high speeds – 238 nautical miles at 15 knots with only 1 ton of fuel, according to CMN. Top speed is 30 knots.