Damen Twin Axe workboat destined for Middle East

Offshore staff

GORINCHEM, the Netherlands
– Damen Shipyards has delivered a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610 workboat to Atlantic Maritime Group.

The AOS Swift will be the first Damen Twin Axe vessel in the Middle East. It will be used for passenger transfer and delivery of materials and equipment to unmanned offshore platforms in the Strait of Hormuz. The vessel is going to be chartered to a Norwegian oil and gas company for its platform operations offshore Oman.

The vessel was shipped from Damen Shipyards Gorinchem to Damen Shipyards Sharjah for further outfitting. The 25.75 m (84 ft) long workboat’s twin hull design features. A gas detection system has been installed and extra air-conditioning units were needed for the Middle East climate zone.

This FCS workboat is also equipped with an additional hydraulically-operated 2,200-kg (2.45-ton) crane with a reach of 8.6 m (28 ft) and has deck space for two 20-ft (6-m) containers. The vessel is also equipped with a GPS Plot self-managed man overboard system and a Jason cradle for emergency personnel recovery.


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