MarineCo UK adds Multi Cat 2712 to its all-Damen fleet

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DECEMBER 30, 2014 — Edinburgh, Scotland, based MarineCo UK  has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for a Multi Cat 2712. The vessel will be delivered in April 2015.

Marineco is one of the few U.K. operators with an all-Damen fleet and Managing Director Mike Conafray  said that, after a long evaluation with alternative builders, "Damen came through with the right vessel at the right cost."

"The new vessel will comfortably  sit alongside our existing all-Damen Fleet," he added. The new vessel is to be named Marineco Havanah, after the arrival of Mike and Kaye Conafray's twin granddaughters Ava and Hannah.

Damen has a long standing relationship with MarineCo, previously delivering high speed support vessels, Multiple FCS 2610 Twin Axes, a Damen Stan Tug 2608, Multi Cats and Damen Shoalbusters to the flourishing company. Currently, the  Stan Tug 2608 is operating in Abu Dhabi, towing rock barges 24 hours a day.

The Multi Cat 2712 is the shipbuilder's second contract for this new addition to its Multi Cat Series. It measures 27 m in length and 12 m in width. Equipped with two engines, it has a maximum bollard pull of 35 tonnes.

ts measurements make the Multi Cat 2712  a vessel that can be used for many purposes. It is very flexible and has been developed according to the Damen Standard, with attention to a logical, functional and maintenance friendly design of wheelhouse and deck layout.

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