Angola orders Damen fishery research vessel

The Damen Shipyards Group has received an order for a 74-metre fishery research vessel from the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries.

The vessel, which has Silent-A/F/R Class notation, features a basic design from Norwegian designer, Skipsteknisk.

The Angolan Ministry of Fisheries has previously received two 62-metre fishery inspection surveillance vessels and a smaller fishery research vessel from Damen.

Special attention will be paid to the design, construction and outfitting of the vessel to minimise underwater noise, as well as onboard internal acoustic noise and vibrations.

Machinery components, including pumps and ventilation plants, will be resiliently mounted where necessary to reduce noise and vibrations.

The vessel is suitable for applications such as hydrographic operations, acoustics research, pelagic and demersal trawling, plankton, water, environmental and geographical sampling, oil recovery and emergency towage operations. The new research vessel has a service speed of 13 knots.