Damen moves 600-ton vessel Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel
Damen transported a Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel weighing over 600 tons, from Damen Shipyard Cape Town (DSCT), to the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront Basin.
The transported vessel is a Stan Patrol 6211, which measures 62.2 metres in length, and 11.5 metres in width. With a steel hull and superstructure made of steel aluminium, the inshore patrol/stan patrol vessel has a maximum speed of 30 knots. It is one of three vessels ordered by the ARMSCOR for the South African Navy. The first was delivered by Damen on 23 March 2022. This second vessel will be delivered in 2023, once testing of the ship systems is complete. The last ship is scheduled to be delivered in 2024.
The vessel was transported a distance of approximately seven kilometres, from DSCT to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) synchrolift at the V&A Waterfront Basin. This was done using 48-axle lines of Mammoet SPTMs, via public roads. For this reason, the transport took place in the middle of the night, for increased efficiency.
Once the Multi‑Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel was raised into the synchrolift, the transport team had to wait for high tide, as well as good weather conditions. The ship could then be moved out the V&A Waterfront Basin, to the Elliot Basin, using Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) tugs.
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