JUNE 2, 2014 — Norwegian owner Samba AS ordered a Multi Cat 2712 that will be the first newbuild from Damen Shipyards to operate in Norway's large aquaculture and oil spot market industry.
The contract was signed May 8 and, living up to Damen's reputation for fast delivery from stock, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands will deliver the vessel later this month after completing a number of client-specified customizations.
The Multi Cat 2712 will be the third in Samba's fleet of workboats. Samba's Technical Manager, Eirik Haugland, says "This new vessel will be a beneficial addition to our growing fleet. She is rigged to carry out mooring and maintenance work in the aquaculture industry and will also be used in the oil industry's spot market. We are very pleased with the fast delivery of the Multi Cat 2712 from Damen, which included time for the vessel to be customized with our own specifications."
Last year Samba acquired its second vessel, a Damen MultiCat 2409, named Molly from its original British owner. She is on a 3+1 year contract treating salmon with hydrogen peroxide, a treatment for lice and amebic gill disease. MS Molly is also used for mooring jobs in the salmon industry. The MS Samba, is on a 2+1 year contract, also operating in the same industry.