Second Shoalbuster for SMIT Amandla Marine


The second of two multi-purpose workboats for SMIT Amandla Marine has been named in a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.

Named the 'Aogatoa', the vessel is the second of two Shoalbusters 3009 ordered by SMIT Amandla Marine and was built at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). The first vessel, the 'Aukwatowa', was delivered in December 2015.

The 30-metre 3009S has a bollard pull of 24.5 tonnes and is fitted with a crane with a lifting capacity of up to 1.7 tonnes, making it suitable for towage, buoy-laying, pushing and support duties.

The new vessels will carry out supply and support work for the De Beers Group's offshore diamond mining activities out of Port Nolloth in the Northern Cape.

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