Damen Shipyards Group has introduced of a new range of multi-role auxiliary vessels (MRAV) to provide a basic platform with multi-role potential and hydrographic survey capabilities to naval clients.
The series consists of three different designs – the MRAV 660, MRAV 1600 and MRAV 3600. Designed for different geographic profiles, these vessels are respectively 43, 62 and 85 metres long.
With the addition of supplementary modular mission equipment, the new range can be mobilised in numerous naval tasks such as explosive ordnance clearance and disposal, diving operations, torpedo recovery and overhaul, ROV and UAV deployment, SAR, coastal infantry and submarine support.
The largest version of the range, the 3600 will be able to operate worldwide, on the ocean as well as in littoral waters. This ship has additional capabilities such as disaster and humanitarian relief, oceanography and naval training support.