Smit Lamnalco Orders Vessels to meet Shell Gabon Deal
The renewal covers the deployment, crewing and management of four Smit Lamnalco support vessels, with three newbuilds ordered in mid-November to replace existing tonnage. The orders cover one ‘Shoalbuster’ and one Beach Landing Craft from Damen Shipyards, plus one Fast Offshore Crew Boat from UK-based yard and well-known supplier in West Africa Alnmaritec.
An existing ‘Shoalrunner’ auxiliary vessel will remain in place. The Shoalbuster is designed to be a versatile, multi-purpose vessel for harbor, inland and coastal waters, characterized by high bollard pull and ample deck space. Meanwhile, the manueverability of the 17m, 25-knot plus, aluminium-hulled fast response vessel will be conferred by its double chine hull and Rolls-Royce Kamewa FF45 water jets.