Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard.
The ships were delivered as part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilised in refugee and migrant rescue operations, the company said in a statement last Friday.
The contract between Damen and the IOM (the UN Migration Agency) for the six vessels was finalised at the end of Augustus 2016, stipulating a delivery time of 12 months for the first vessel.
However, in response to the critical refugee situation that is currently occurring, Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey has completed construction of the first two vessels less than 10 months after contract signing.
“Considering the importance of the work of the Turkish Coast Guard and the urgency of the situation in the region, the team here at our yard in Turkey are proud to have completed these first two vessels within this short space of time,” commented Damen Sales Manager Middle East Boran Bekbulat.
Construction of the remaining four vessels is on-going, with deliveries scheduled later this year.
Karachi Shipyard will build an indigenous Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Pakistan Navy with help from Damen Shipyard of The Netherlands. A contract to this effect was signed at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd yesterday by MD KS&EW Rear Admiral Hasan Nasir Shah, DMP Navy Cdre Shafqat Azad SI(M), and representatives of Damen (The Netherlands) in MoDP, Rawalpindi
Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels to the Royal Australian Navy. Damen has teamed with ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding, a joint venture established to build the initial two ships in South Australia and further 10 in Western Australia, to compete for the foundation project of Australias continuous Naval shipbuilding enterprise
Damen Shipyards announced the introduction of a new range of Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels (MRAV) during the Oceanographic Survey Vessel Conference in London. The common theme running through the series is the provision of a basic platform offering reliable and cost-effective multi-role potential and hydrographic survey capabilities to naval clients
Damen Shipyard has signed a contract with the Dutch and Swedish Ministries of Defence for a seven-year, in-service maintenance contract covering a total of five vessels. All of these are tugs purchased from Damen
Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to purchase twelve vessels for its Defence Force from Damen Shipyards. Trinidad and Tobago has ordered a complete package of vessels with the aim of enhancing the countrys maritime security and of establishing the foundations of a Maritime Security Wall; thereby creating and sustaining an effective presence in all tiers of Trinidad and Tobagos maritime domain
Orolia, has showcased its ‘SecureFind Combat Rescue Beacon at the 2018 AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. SecureFind is based on Orolia's technology suite for Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) missions
Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an order from Armscor – the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence – for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 metres. The vessels form part of the South African Navys Project Biro which aims to develop South Africas maritime security to respond to maritime threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing
Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement for the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels. The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has delivered the second and final Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate to the Indonesian Navy. Bakker Sliedrecht was responsible for the electrical auxiliary propulsion system
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