Damen Delivers Two New Vessels to RAK Ports

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 16, 2019

Photo: Damen

Photo: Damen

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two vessels to RAK Ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The deliveries took place on December 5th at the Ras Al Khaimah Cruise Terminal. The vessels in question were a Damen Multi Cat 1908 and a Stan Tug 1907.

The Multi Cat is named Hobby. Hobby's first role is positioning more than fifty pontoons for a firework display at New Year. Two world records will be attempted during this high-profile event at Marjan Island in Ras al Khaimah. Following this, Hobby will be used for general port assistance and maintenance duties, as well as maintaining navigation buoys.

The Stan Tug, named Hawk, will join the conventional fleet at Saqr Port and will service the large volume of barges currently active at Stevin Rock Harbor.

The Hawk and Hobby will join eight other Damen Stan Tugs and Damen ASD Tugs in the RAK Ports fleet – ranging from 9 to 80+ tons bollard pull.

Both of the new vessels were available from stock for fast delivery. The standard vessels were moved from Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands to Abwardy Damen in the UAE, where they were tailored to the client’s requirements.

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