Damen Shoalbuster ‘Al Mirfa’ departs for Abu Dhabi

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered another versatile working platform, the new Shoalbuster 3209.

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The vessel – named Al Mirfa after a coastal community located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi – is owned by SAFEEN Group, a subsidiary of AD Ports Group.

The primary purpose of the Al Mirfa will be buoy maintenance, a role for which the Shoalbuster 3209 is ideally suited given its standard specification.

This includes its shallow draught, extensive unobstructed deck, a heavy-duty deck crane, waterfall winch and towing pins, stern roller and a FiFi1 fire-fighting system. Additional buoy clamps and chain stoppers have been added.

The vessel will also be utilised for towing activities, with a bollard pull of over 45 tonnes, as well as other support activities both in the ports and offshore.

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