Bristol Port takes delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308S
The Bristol Port Company has taken delivery of a DAMEN Shoalbuster 2308S. Modified with several customised options, the vessel will be able to take on a multifunctional role that includes plough dredging, towing, pilotage and survey duties. This is the first contract between DAMEN and the Bristol Port Company, the company said in its press release. Construction of the new 23-metre long Shoalbuster took place at DAMEN Shipyards Hardinxveld, in the Netherlands. During the handover ceremony on 17 March, the vessel was officially named Graham Robertson. The Bristol Port Company will mobilise the Graham Robertson in a variety of functions. To this end, the adaptable design of the Shoalbuster 2308S allowed the yard to install numerous extra equipment.
Bristol Port Company has taken a step forward in the development of its planned Deep Sea Container Terminal (pictured as artists impression) with the appointment of specialist maritime engineers to carry out detailed site investigation work. Source: Cargo Systems, http://www.cargosystems.net/freightpubs/cs/article.htm?artid=20017817076&src=rssUpload News