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    Acta Marine to take dleivery of new Shoalbuster

    Vessel & ROV News // May 28, 2010

    Acta Marine in The Netherlands has confirmed that it has signed a contract with Damen Shipyard for a 45 tonnes anchor handling tug of the Damen Shoalbuster 3209 class.

    The 3209 type is the largest of the Damen Shoalbuster class workboats that are currently in operation.

    The new vessel, which will be named Coastal Vanguard, will be delivered to Acta Marine at the end of December this year.

    Acta Marine anticipates strong demand for the new vessel, particularly in the offshore energy market, like the construction of offshore windparks and cable and pipeline projects.

    Coastal Vanguard will be a versatile workboat, suitable for a variety of jobs like anchor handling, towage, supply work and other marine support services. The new vessel will have a length of 32m and a breadth of 9m.

    An additional 2m length, compared to most other vessels of her class, results in additional workdeck and fuel capacity (total 220 cubic meters), further to the 40m3 fresh water capacity. The total propulsion power will be 3,300 bhp/2,460kW, generating a bollard pull of more than 45 tonnes.

    Coastal Vanguard will also be equipped with a 100 tonnes anchor handling winch and a 140 tonmeter deck crane. Accommodation can be provided for up to 7 persons in 5 cabins.


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