Damen Multi Cat 2712 Fox Fighter vessel

Norwegian ship owner Samba has accepted a new Multi Cat 2712 aquaculture workboat from Damen Shipyards Group, as part of an order placed last month.

The new vessel named Fox Fighter was christened on 12 June at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands.

The Damen multi cat 2712 Fox Fighter vessel will be used by Samba in the spot oil market as well as in the Norwegian aquaculture sector, with plans underway for mooring and maintenance tasks in the future.

Damen Stavanger sales manager Remko Hottentot said: "The aquaculture industry can benefit from Damen’s standardised platforms for versatile and reliable workboats. The Multi Cat range is one of our most trusted and proven products."

"And this order shows client-specific customisation is no problem. The vessels are highly suited for carrying out day-to-day work such as the transport of personnel / equipment and maintenance or more specialised tasks for the aquaculture industry."

"The vessels are highly suited for carrying out day-to-day work such as the transport of personnel / equipment…for the aquaculture industry."

In 2013, Samba acquired a Damen Multi Cat 2409 on a four-year contract for mooring jobs in the salmon industry, including treating salmon with hydrogen peroxide to combat lice and amoebic gill disease.

In recent years, Damen has developed several specialised designs suitable for fish farming vessels, such as the new utility vessel (UV) series.

The new Damen UV2411 has been designed to handle different fish farming operations as well as buoy laying, survey and research work, diving operations, firefighting, pollution control and maintenance works.

Additionally, the shipyard has developed vessels that are both multi-hull and mono-hull, possessing a 14.99m length overall and specifically suited for the aquaculture market.


Image: The new Damen Multi Cat 2712 is named Fox Fighter. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.