RAAMSDONKSVEER, The Netherlands — EMAR Offshore Services BV has bought two Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2206 vessels.
The E-Six vessel has already begun operations in Angola supporting the local oil and gas industry and will be joined by E-Seven shortly.
The 22-m Damen FCS 2206 is a no-nonsense and robust design with a 25-sq-m cargo deck and the capacity to carry up to 42 personnel plus two crew at speeds of up to 32 knots. This is thanks in part to its Axe-bow design that enables it to cut through the waves. Built in aluminum, it has a range of up to 315 nm at maximum speed in its standard configuration but, with the addition of the optional extra fuel tank, E-Six and E-Seven have a range of 350 nm and will be able to reach even the most remote oil and gas platforms.
Additional optional extras specified by EMAR include fire-fighting capability, secondary gensets for redundancy and an auto pilot and night vision package. Both vessels were built at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey.