Illustration of the Damen UV 2613 for fish farming operations (Source: Damen Shipyards Group)

Damen presents workboat for fish-farming operations

The Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new workboat for the aquaculture industry – the Damen Utility Vessel (UV) 2613. It can be deployed for harvesting, net cleaning, diving support and de-licing, Damen said in a statement. With a length of 26m and a wide beam of 12.8m, the vessel does not need an anti-heeling system, the shipbuilder added.

The design of the UV 2613 consists of a high bow height and minimum freeboard of 1m to avoid deck immersion and allow safe sailing, even in heavy seas. The vessel has a cargo hold of 85m2, a deck area of more than 110m2, and can be equipped with several cranes with capacity of up to 220 metric tons. The vessel’s azimuth thrusters, together with a bow thruster, ensure optimal manoeuvrability, according to the company.

The ship can be adapted to individual customer requirements through numerous plug-and-play options. It can be fitted with DP1, a multiple mooring system and a towing winch.

Damen’s dedicated selective catalytic conversion technology can be installed during construction or as a retrofit, making the vessel IMO Tier III compliant. The vessel can also be fitted with battery packs for silent shift operations. 

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