Following delivery by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld of two shallow draft Multi Cats 1908 to Coastal Shipping
, these versatile workboats were named by Miss Marina van Oord
and Mrs. C. Ybema
on the 6th of September 2005. Named CS Marine and CS Carmen the vessels will be used for anchor handling, supply duties, towing, hose handling and survey activities. The 19 m vessels will be deployed in the Caspian Sea
on a long term contract, supporting the local oil
- and gas industry
. Because of the local conditions the draft is limited to 1.00 meter and despite this limited draft, the vessels have a bollard pull in excess of 9 tons.
Propulsion is provided by twin Caterpillar (CAT)
engines, an Effer deckcrane as well as a towing winch are included in the deck lay-out. Classification is carried out by Bureau Veritas.