Damen's Ultra Shallow Draft Shoalbuster

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 17, 2019

Photo: Damen

Photo: Damen

Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has successfully completed sea trials and bollard pull testing. 

The newly designed vessel achieved 18.6 tonnes of bollard pull, while still being able to operate in extreme shallow waters. 

“There are several projects in the world that operate in ultra-shallow working areas – in the Arabian Gulf and the Caspian Sea in particular,” says Jeroen van Woerkum, commercial manager at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. “We designed this vessel to provide real added value to these projects.”

The results from the sea trials and bollard testing of the Shoalbuster 3815 SD last week in the Middle East prove just how useful the vessel will be. The installed power of 1,540 bhp directed through four 1,000mm aft propellers yielded 18.6 tonnes of bollard pull. The vessel has a working deck space of 185m2 and is equipped with two bow thrusters to provide maneuverability when needed.

The Shoalbuster 3815 SD can work in a water depth with a minimum of 120cm.

Damen has paid particular attention to comfort on board. The noise levels in the accommodation area are a maximum of 53dB.

The 250DWT vessel’s standard accommodation for 11 persons is in accordance with MLC regulations. Additional accommodation for total of 17 persons is optional.

The Shoalbuster 3815 SD is going to be available for delivery and operation by the January 1, 2020.

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