Damen delivers new Shoalbuster 3518 SD to COC

Damen Shipyards has delivered a new Shoalbuster 3518 SD to Caspian Offshore Construction LLP (COC).

The Shoalbuster 3518 SD is a highly versatile workboat capable of taking on a wide variety of assignments. Handling anchors, buoys and hoses, as well as towing and other general support tasks for the offshore oil & gas industry, all fall within its operational profile.

Suitably equipped it can also undertake dredging and support activities in waters that few other vessels can access.

Installed power of 1,540 bhp directed through four 1,000 mm aft propellers delivers 18.6 tonnes of bollard pull, and twin bow thrusters bring added manoeuvrability. 185 m2 of working deck space enables it to carry substantial cargos, said Damen.

The standard accommodation in the 38-metre, 250 dwt vessel allows for comfortable living space for 11 persons in accordance with MLC regulations.

The Caspian Amwaj was built for stock at Albwardy Damen and the sale contract with COC was signed in mid-October 2021 with the handover taking place just four weeks later.

According to Damen, this new addition to COC’s fleet will initially be deployed on a project in the Arabian Gulf, the company’s first in the region.

Photo: Damen