ST Maine opts for one more Damen Multi Cat

ST Maine Support and Damen Shipyards have signed a contract for the delivery of a new Damen Multi Cat 3313 SD workboat.

Based on the proven Multi Cat 3013, the 3313 is a new addition to Damen’s Multi Cat range and, while it has been developed specifically to meet the needs of ST Marine Support, the new design will be relevant to any operator looking for a multi-purpose vessel optimised for dredging operations in very shallow waters.

The 33-metre Multi Cat 3313 SD has a number of features that optimise it for ultra-shallow water dredging. The most significant of these is its ability to operate in depths down to 2.00 metres, an achievement even by Damen Multi Cat standards.

The equipment package for this vessel includes substantial deck cranes fore and aft, anchor handling, towing and tugger winches, and a 40-tonne A-frame. The high quality accommodation sleeps nine personnel across four cabins. Three, fixed pitch propellers in Optima Ø 1600 mm nozzles deliver 25 tonnes of bollard pull and a speed of ten knots.

The initial build is currently underway at the Safe Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, after which it will be moved to Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands to be completed and fitted out. The delivery is scheduled for March 2023.

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