Damen Delivers High Speed Support Vessel

By Keith Henderson at December 27, 2011 04:10
Filed Under: Company News
This month Damen Shipyards, Netherlands delivered the second FCS 2610 High Speed Support Vessel to the British company Marineco UK Ltd.with a further two to be delivered in 2012. This Twin Axe vessel has gained popularity due to its remarkable seakeeping qualities allowing faster transits to and from offshore windfarms in bad weather. The design features a catamaran hull with Damen=s unique Sea Axe Bow, cutting through waves rather than riding over them, making for a much more comfortable passage. Peak accelerations are reduced by up to 75 per cent, resistance in calm water by up to 15 per cent and by up to 60 per cent in rough seas when compared to a conventional catamaran hull of similar displacement.It has a crew of up to four persons and 12 passengers. The hull and superstructure are aluminum and the LOA is 86 ft (26.3 m). Twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel engines of 895 kW each give a top speed of 27 kn and cruising speed of 20 kn with a range of 1210 nm. [More]

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