Dutch marine services provider Corps van Vletterlieden has taken delivery of a multi-purpose workboat for operation in the Port of IJmuiden.
Originally built by Damen Shipyards Group for a Norwegian customer, Boatman 2 will perform a wide range of tasks including mooring, supply, crew transfer, and diving support. The previous owner sold the workboat to Corps van Vletterlieden and will soon replace it with a newer Damen vessel.
When the vessel arrived in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld carried out a number of adaptations to the vessel in order to prepare it for its new owner. This involved installation of a knuckle-boom crane on deck – and a hydraulic power pack for it – as well as two coupling winches and a generator set, all aimed at giving the vessel the versatility required to perform its multi-functional work scope.
Boatman 2 has a length of 10.67 metres, a beam of 4.54 metres, and a total installed power of around 221 kW, enabling it to achieve a speed of eight knots and a bollard pull of 4.1 tonnes.
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