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1. (WO2017201234) VESSEL WITH SELECTIVELY DEPLOYABLE HULL MEMBERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/201234    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/033245
Publication Date: Fri Nov 24 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri May 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B63B 1/30
B63B 1/14
B63B 1/22
B63B 1/32
Applicants: BIRDON (UK) LIMITED
CURTIS, Timothy
Inventors: CURTIS, Timothy
Title: VESSEL WITH SELECTIVELY DEPLOYABLE HULL MEMBERS
Abstract:
A vessel is provided herein which comprises a primary hull and at least two hull members capable of being deployed from or retracted into tunnels or underneath overhangs in the primary hull. In various embodiments, the vessel comprises a means for controllably deploying and retracting the hull members. These members may further comprise a propulsion means capable of propelling the vessel. In other embodiments the vessel comprises a failsafe mode allowing the hull members to fully retract into the vessel during times of destress. In various embodiments, the vessel is a landing craft capable of loading and unloading cargo without the burden of an overhang cross beam.