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Damen Fast Ferry Order for Denmark

Posted on May 9, 2005

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has announced that it was awarded a contract to construct an aluminium 41 meter monohull fast ferry for the Danish operator, Christiansøfarten A/S, based on the island of Bornholm. The vessel will be powered by three Caterpillar C32 diesel engines driving three fixed pitch propellers via ZF3050 gearboxes. Speed will be 25 knots at 1000 kw per engine with 26 tonnes of deadweight. A bow thruster will be fitted to assist with manoeuvring the vessel in the confined port areas. Seating for 245 passengers will be arranged inside on the main deck and a further 66 seats are fitted externally on the upper deck.

The new ferry will service routes between the Danish islands of Bornholm and Christiansø, as well as on the town of Simrishamn in Sweden. The new vessel will be delivered in March 2006 and will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore.

To be built under the IMO HSC 2000 Category A rules, the vessel will be classed by Bureau Veritas and certified by the Danish Maritime Authority. Although the vessel will be certified as a Category A vessel, additional measures at the request of the owner have been incorporated into the vessel to meet the higher IMO Category B safety requirements in the HSC code, namely Damaged Stability, Machinery Redundancy and Fire Fighting.

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