Damen’s new Multi Cat to join dredging project in Dutch/UK waters

In a ceremony held at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, the second of the new Multi Cat (MuC) 3313 SD class was handed over to workboat operator Herman Sr. BV.

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Named Bella, the exceptionally versatile 33-metre vessel has a draught of less than two metres, enabling her to operate in very shallow waters.

The MuC 3313 SD is one of the largest types in Damen’s Multi Cat range and so its extensive deck area enables it to be equipped with a wide range of equipment.

Bella has two powerful deck cranes and a bollard of over 30 tonnes which, together with an anchor winch and towing pins, makes her ideal for dredging, anchor handling and construction projects.

The handover ceremony was a celebration of the longstanding relationship, and the Lady Sponsor was Ms Rolien Besançon.

The newbuild will initially operate in north-west European waters, particularly in the shallow waters of the North Sea. Following the christening she has joined a dredging project in Dutch/UK waters.