Damen Shipyards Group delivered a stan tug to Corps van Vletterlieden after adapting it for various marine support services
Boatman2 will perform a wide range of tasks including mooring, supply, crew transfer and diving support. It was built to Damen’s Stan Tug 1004 design with additional deck machinery installed in the Netherlands.
Corps van Vletterlieden purchased this vessel to expand its service offering after seeing one of these Damen newbuildings in a workboat demonstration.
Stan Tug 1004 vessels have an overall length of 10.67 m and beam of 4.52 m. Propulsion power of 221 kW provides a speed of 8.3 knots and bollard pull of 4.1 tonnes.
A plan was formulated to enable Corps van Vletterlieden to operate one of these stan tugs in the Port of Ijmuiden. Damen sold a newbuild tug to an unnamed Norwegian owner and swapped that for Boatman2, which it then resold to Corps van Vletterlieden.
When the vessel arrived in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld carried out several adaptations to the vessel to prepare it for Corps van Vletterlieden.
A knuckle-boom crane, a hydraulic power pack, two coupling winches and a generator set were installed, providing Boatman2 with the versatility required to perform its multi-functional work scope.
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